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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  • Is a must for tourists. Well cared for, safe during the day and close to several other points of interest
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  • One of the main squares of Montevideo is situated in the city centre. There is the Executive Tower (now the seat of the Executive Branch), the Palacio Estevez and the Palacio Salvo.
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  • Square in the center of Montevideo which offers a beautiful view of the buildings of the city. Worth spending and take a rest in one of its banks.
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