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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. Plan to visit Plaza Independencia and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Montevideo attractions using our Montevideo family vacation planner.
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  • One of the buildings was once the highest of Latin America when built. There is building of the Presidency of the Republic and a beautiful statue of Artigas in his horse. Mandatory passage to those who visit Montevideo. Near the teatro Solís.
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  • Preserved very well monuments typical of the city very attractive to know the truth I really liked
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  • Who strolls through the city of Montevideo, which should look at this place. Is one of the standard program of Montevideo.
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  • Green and well maintained! Visit the Artigas mausoleum under the statue. This square was designed in the 1830s by Carlo Zucchi, inspired in the Rue de Rivoli, Paris
  • As close as it gets for the national mall of Uruguay. The plaza is well maintained and you'll see plenty of Uruguanos hanging around drinking their mate. The mausoleum is worth checking out but it will only take a moment or two of your time.
  • Nice place to go for fresh air
  • It's a beautiful place. It's worth visiting the museum located underneath the statue.
  • While a nice square during the daytime, perhaps not the best place to hang out, especially while alone, during the evening hours as the lighting of it could be improved.