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Address: Montevideo, Uruguay
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This prominent plaza divides the old from the new Uruguay, and is...

This prominent plaza divides the old from the new Uruguay, and is surrounded by an interesting array of architectural styles. It also contains a statue of General Artigas, considered the father of Uruguay.

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Follow the green painted tourist walk

M603 / Part of World Cruise - Queen Mary 2. Early start ashore today, walking the green painted tourist route through the 'pedestrian street', passed stalls, shops, restaurants... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Sydney, Australia

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is perhaps one my favorite plazas ever. It's huge for starters and the buildings around it are historical, important, and just beautiful. Walk around, sit on a bench and then another and then another and just enjoy the different views: old buildings, new buildings, all the buildings. Below the statue of Artigas is the mausoleum, don't forget to check... More 

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Thank Antonieta R
Panama City, Panama, Panama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Plaza Independencia is the central and most impressive part of the city. Palacio Salvo alone is worth the visit, with its 105 meters height.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

M603 / Part of World Cruise - Queen Mary 2. Early start ashore today, walking the green painted tourist route through the 'pedestrian street', passed stalls, shops, restaurants, and tango dancing buskers, ending at the Plaza Indepenencia, with it's historic colonial buildings. One of the presentations on board QM2 outlined the famous WWII 'Battle of the River Plate' which played... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The old town and plaza is interesting. There is lots to see in the area starting with the Plaza. Keep an eye on your bag and be mindful to stay away from the docks. Best advice we got: go in the day and it's very safe. Just don't flash a massive camera around and look like a lost tourist.

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Thank LauraD72
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent location. Where the 18 de julio avenue starts and the histric city just a step away. Palacio Salvo is the highlight

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice area, near the leather factory as you will find out from the people trying to attract you to go there. The old city gates stand here, all that's left of the old fort

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're walking through Montevideo you will inevitably arrive at the Plaza de Independencia, easily found and recognizable by the unique building. The Artigas mausoleum is below ground, the Solis Theatre is a stone's thrown away and the Gaucho Museum is a 5 minute walk up Av. 8 de Julio. An old entrance to the city is at one end... More 

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visit this plaza real quick its a beautiful place. There are some gardens fountains and statues. Many big buildings around. And palm trees.

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Thank andremodesto
Coal City, WV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view of surrounding buildings and architecture is great. Go under the Artigas statue and see the history.

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Curitiba, Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the main square of Montevideo, with its most famous landmark, "Palacio Salvo". Perfect for a picture, with the old sky-scraper in the background.

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