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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." Plan your Artigas Mausoleum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Montevideo using our Montevideo tourist route planner.
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  • Near the statue of Artigas are some stairs which look like they might lead to a Subway station. At the bottom is this unusual installation, consisting of some information about Uruguay's fight for ind...  more »
  • Underneath the General Artigas statue is located his mausoleum. There's a urn (guarded by two guards) where he lies in peace now. There are some arts on the wall that surrounds the urn. Quiet and nice...  more »
  • It breathes an atmosphere of peace and solemnity. Design fabulous one of the great Uruguayan architects, Don Lucas Ríos, not to be missed!
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  • It is located at Plaza Independencia and a nice place to visit.
  • Excellent, must go place for any tourist.
  • Beautiful and sublime.
  • Must go monument
  • I found the city of Montevideo and wonderful. The night we were afraid to walk through the old town because it's pretty empty. But the sights are beautiful. The mausoleum of Colonel Artigas is the center of the city and is underground.
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