Plaza Constituición
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Plaza Constituición

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A Praça Constituição (em espanhol: Plaza Constitución) é a praça mais antiga da capital uruguaia, Montevidéu, situada no centro do bairro histórico da Cidade Velha. É conhecida popularmente como Praça Matriz (Plaza Matriz) por localizar-se em frente à Catedral Metropolitana de Montevidéu.

A praça recebe seu nome oficial por ter sido neste local que se jurou, em 18 de julho de 1830, a primeira constituição da recém nascida República Oriental do Uruguai. Na antiga cidade colonial e durante as primeiras décadas da independência do Uruguai, esta praça foi o centro da vida nacional, posicionada em frente ao Cabildo de Montevidéu, sede do governo colonial, obra de Tomás Toribio, e à igreja Matriz (atual Catedral Metropolitana de Montevidéu), esta última conservando os restos mortais de Fructuoso Rivera, Juan Antonio Lavalleja e Venancio Flores.

Atualmente ela é o centro comercial e turístico do bairro, juntamente com a via para pedestres Sarandí. Em suas imediações encontram-se escritórios de ministérios, bancos e instituições culturais, bem como uma variada oferta gastronômica.

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A: Catedral Metropolitana

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J: Independence Square, Montevideo by Around Studio

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This panorama was taken in Montevideo, South America

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Text by Steve Smith.

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