Plaza Independencia, Montevideo

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Encircled by busy roads and countless important buildings, Plaza Independencia acts as the nerve center of Montevideo. The square's centerpiece, a 30-ton bronze statue of Jose Artigas, the national hero who helped Uruguay achieve its independence, stands proudly in the middle of the expansive public space. Go below the statue to visit a mausoleum holding the revolutionary leader's remains. Put Plaza Independencia and other Montevideo attractions into our Montevideo vacation planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I was at different times. The morning and the afternoon on several occasions. It is a quiet square and the adjacent landscape you can enjoy. Great to take a break pos-caminata. It is very well maintained and clean.
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  • Independence Square is located in the center of Montevideo, on the Avenida 18 de julio. It is the place where is located the mausoleum of José. G. Artigas, which you can also visit. Around the square are other places of interest such as the House of Government, the Palacio Salvo and the Teatro Solís. Also on one of their sides is the gate of the Citadel from which begins the old town. To explore and learn a little of the Uruguayan history.
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  • It is one of the emblematic squares in Montevideo and is very well maintained. In addition to its around there are many historic buildings worthy of knowing. Highlight in it, in addition to the monument to Artigas mausoleum.
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  • Nice place to visit. But only if you are near. Don't take a cab to do it. Always has people around.
  • Great plaza to visit. Safe and clean with lots of touristy shops around plus the embassies and business district.
  • Nice place to take pictures and make a stop to eat some snacks. Oh, don't go on a very windy day!
  • On main square. Walking to and through Old Town. Definitely 50's style. Has a casino. My bathroom was a little dated. Buffet breakfast standard.
  • Beautiful Plaza with impressive statue of Jose Artigas in the center. His mausoleum is housed underground. It is one of the most important plazas of the city. Honor Guard stands watch over the mausoleum. Flanked on one side by the Teatro Solis, the city's main theater. A must visit.

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