Plaza Zabala, Montevideo
Plaza Zabala in Ciudad Vieja commemorates the founder of Montevideo, Bruno Mauricio de Zabala. He was born in the Zabala barrio of Durango in Spain in 1682. In 1717, he was named capitán general of the Río de la Plata and in 1726 he built the fortress which developed into the city of Montevideo. There is an impressive statue of him in the middle of the plaza.
This plaza gets its name from the founder of the city. Bruno Mauricio de Zabala who was the gobernor of Buenos Aires founded the city in the year 1724.
This plaza is my favourite in all the city, it has something that I cant explain with words but I just love it.
Its in the middle of a lot of very old buildings (some refurbished and very beautiful), theres a nice restaurant on one corner to which I recommend you to go.