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La Carreta, Montevideo

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Cast your mind back to the days before automated transport at La Carreta. Depicting a 19th-century wagon pulled by hardworking oxen, the sizeable monument pays tribute to Uruguay's settlers, who toiled in their journeys across the country. Sculpted in 1934 by prominent artist José Belloni, the monument stands out as one of the main points of interest in its surrounding park. Keep your distance so as not to set off the monument's alarm--made necessary by vandals who once removed some of its pieces. Use our Montevideo trip builder to add La Carreta and other attractions to your Montevideo vacation plans.
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  • In my opinion the great advantage of this attraction, despite being a work in homage to the settlers, is to stay nearby the Centennial Stadium.
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  • Located at the entrance to the Parque del Prado is a beautiful sculpture, showing the effort of clearing a stage. Rich in detail, it is worth a visit too in your surroundings in the Park.
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  • La Carreta monument remembers the classic means of transport and cargo used by the men in our country, before the introduction of the railway and automotive. Is one of the most admired works of your genus, having achieved international fame. José Belloni, son of European immigrants (1882-1965) installed with your family in Switzerland in 1890, where he studied and began your artistic career. Years later, I settled back in Uruguay, he served as professor in the College of architecture, staying parallel to the front of your store with an amazing artistic production. His works, located in public places, are part of idiosyncrasy montevideana: Ansina, José Enrique Rodó, Stagecoach, Juan Manuel Blanes, Dr. Luis Morquio, the water bearer, the Spat, or decorative figures and bas-reliefs in the Legislative Palace, and is also close to the Estadio Centenario and the museo fine football close to do on foot.
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  • A traditional sculpture at Batlle's Park. A poimt of meeting for tourist. It is a pitty there is no official souvenir office there. Nowadays good refactions has been made.
  • Nice view
  • great statue work here.
  • Very beautiful
  • Stroll almost forced into Montevideo. It is an interesting place, especially on weekends
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