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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  • August 11, 2017
    In the center of the Independence Square, is located the statue and the remains of Jose Artigas. The underground Museum, the importance of the honored deserved more desaque, because the great honored for Uruguay, which released the Uruguay of Spain. Beautiful bronze piece.
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  • August 10, 2017
    We have visited the mausoleum, it is interesting to know where are the heroes of each country. It is located under the Memorial.
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  • August 10, 2017
    An impressive monument. Quiet, dignified, Historic events recorded around the walls. Two soldiers on ceremonial guard duty  more »
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  • July 18, 2017
    The statue and the underground complex behind it are both amazing.
  • June 5, 2017
    Big horseman and tall buildings. But a lot of demonstrants
  • March 5, 2017
    It is located at Plaza Independencia and a nice place to visit.
  • December 28, 2016
    Excellent, must go place for any tourist.
  • January 8, 2017
    Beautiful and sublime.

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