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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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  • Although their are many other statues around and very impressive as well, this is a traditional man on horse. It is strategically placed as if to rule over the square. When we were there the mausoleum...  more »
  • Held in considerable reverence by Uruguayans, well worth the short visit to share in the history of this small but very independently minded country  more »
  • The Mausoleum is a monument to Uruguayan hero José Artigas, the father of Uruguay, and is located in Plaza Independencia. It was constructed in the 1930s and the General's remains are kept in an under...  more »
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  • Big horseman and tall buildings. But a lot of demonstrants
  • 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

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Montevideo's central neighborhoods offer plenty of hostels for budget-minded travelers, as well as a good selection of mid-range hotels for visitors looking for a bit more space and privacy. Luxury rooms are harder to come by, especially if you arrive without a reservation. If you want to indulge your every desire, your best bet is the waterfront area, where you can find four- and five-star hotels offering all the modern amenities you need, including complimentary bicycles and car rental services.
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