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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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  • In the middle of independence square there is an Equestrian Monument to the Hero General José Gervasio Artigas, descending a staircase (there are two ladders, one on each side), which provides access to the Mausoleum where his remains rest, guarded by two soldiers. Very quiet, much respect and on the walls of the Mausoleum, written with made of great hero who fought for a free country.
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  • This is the monument you run into after finishing the walk up along the Av. 18 de Julio. From there you can take nice pictures from Av. 18 de Julio, buy soveniers in the nearby shops and visit some bu...  more »
  • It's a tribute to the liberator of the country. Very beautiful and with a climate that inspires meditation and thinking about what led him to acts who performed. Worth the visit. Stay on Independence Square.
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