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. Put La Carreta into our Montevideo trip app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Montevideo.
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  • October 6, 2017
    Beautiful monument located in the vicinity of the mythical Estadio Centenario. Photo mandatory of the Uruguayan capital.
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  • October 6, 2017
    La Carreta is located in Parque Batlle, next to the Centennial Stadium. The location is quiet, nice and very interesting sculpture. Furthermore, there has been a good view of the centennial.
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  • September 26, 2017
    Surrounded by a beautiful park, called the allies, you can see this beautiful sculpture made by one of the greatest Uruguayan sculptors: zorilla de San Martìn
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  • July 3, 2017
    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.
  • March 22, 2017
    Nice view
  • July 11, 2016
    great statue work here.
  • December 2, 2016
    Very beautiful
  • June 18, 2017
    Stroll almost forced into Montevideo. It is an interesting place, especially on weekends
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