Plaza Independencia, Montevideo

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Must see · Landmark · Tourist Spot
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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  • This is part of the old town section of Montevideo. We went here while on a cruise to South America. There are monuments but and lots of construction going on related to a concert. There are some...  more »
  • Plaza Independencia (Independence Plaza) separates Cuidad Vieja, Montevideo's old town, from the new town. We came here on a bus tour through our cruise ship for a 15 minute stop here and frankly I....  more »

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