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La Carreta, Montevideo

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Monument Tourist Spot
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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  • We stopped here for a picture while on a 1 day tour from Buenos Aires. It was worth the stop, impressive, but not something to go out of the way to see.  more »
  • We made a short visit to Parque Jose Batlle y Ordonez. Here you find a bronze monument on a granite base by Jose Belloni, which was erected in 1934. It is an epic sculpture depicting a wagon and strai...  more »
  • The monument recalls the classic means of transport and cargo, used by countrymen in Uruguay .before the introduction of rail and motor vehicles. Designed by José Belloni, it consists of a cart, three...  more »
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  • Nice view
  • great statue work here.
  • Very beautiful
  • The monument is within the Park Battle, right next to the Centennial Stadium, but at the time I went (jan/16) the pq was abandoned and badly insulated. the grass was high and careless ...
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  • Very nice place, lots of vegetation
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