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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  • A good spot to learn something of Uruguayan history and to take a few photos. The architecture is worth the trip.  more »
  • Montevideo's main box seems a bit strange. For a long time I couldn't decide how to treat her it's beautiful, but it's too colorful, too noisy for me. The area is very similar to a square. It has meadows and palms, giving it a fairly operatic appearance. The impression is exacerbated by the locals lying on the grass I first arrive, looking at them, as much as opening his mouth. Then he sat on one of the seats placed in the square and imagined that the place of Concorde in Paris might suddenly decide to make a garden and put seats on it. I didn't get the picture in my head.
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  • For those who visit the city, this square is right in the center, being one of the main points of reference: there are the headquarters of the government, the puerta de La Ciudadela, the famous Solis theater and the mausoleum of José Artigas (hero of Uruguayan independence). Beautiful and well-kept place, yields beautiful photos. From the square you can walk to know some surroundings such as the Constitution square/metropolitan cathedral and go down Avenida 18 de Julio (the main of the city) visiting the local commerce until you reach the source of the padlocks and the statue of Carlos Gardel (another mandatory place). Recommend!
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