Artigas Mausoleum, Montevideo

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Pay tribute to Uruguay's founding father with a visit to Artigas Mausoleum. Located in the middle of Montevideo's main square, the monument features an equestrian statue of Artigas surveying the surrounding area. On either sides of the statue are stairs leading to the mausoleum, where the hero's remains rest in an underground room guarded by a traditional guard known as "Blandegues de Artigas." Make Artigas Mausoleum a centerpiece of your Montevideo vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Montevideo trip itinerary app .
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  • We enter in the Mausoleum, which has discrete input and canyons below the Plaza Independence. On the first visit we made to the Plaza, we think metro lock or something. But the mausoleum is interesting because even though it's simple, just some inscriptions of Hallmark moment of General, get ready 2 national security guards with full regalia guarding the remains. Beautiful demonstration of respect.
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  • Well, my visit to the mausoleum of General Artigas was kind of random. In Plaza Independencia has a huge monument of General, where people take pictures, and everything else ... Only has two ladders, one on each side of the monument, which has no indication or reports. Down, we come to this mausoleum, which is free. There is some information on the wall, phrases of Artigas. And an urn in the Center, ' protected ' by two guards. (It's no use talking about anything with the guards, they are there only as ' security ' and cannot answer questions or provide information, then they will ignore you) It's not a walk of 15 minutes more, but is free and shows too how the Uruguayans they care about the history of your country and the memory of General.
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  • It is a cold place, without a soul collecting not I think the hero is meant it to Oriental (Uruguay did not exist), very solenme, very military...
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  • Big horseman and tall buildings. But a lot of demonstrants
  • The statue and the underground complex behind it are both amazing.
  • It is located at Plaza Independencia and a nice place to visit.
  • Excellent, must go place for any tourist.
  • Beautiful and sublime.

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