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Plaza Independencia

Montevideo, Uruguay
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Ranked #11 of 86 attractions in Montevideo
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: This prominent plaza divides the old from the new Uruguay, and is surrounded by an interesting array of architectural styles. It also contains a... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Santiago, Chile
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124 reviews 124 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Centrally located between Ciudad Vieja and downtown, the buildings surrounding this plaza are a mix of historical with more modern structures. You can can find the tall and uniquely shaped Palacio Salvo here as well as national hero, Jose Artigas' mausoleum (take the stairs leading downward on either side of the large equestrian statue).

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The Independence Plaza is very nice. It is also a major hub for buses, I think almost every one of them ends up here. There is a huge statue of Artigas (father of Uruguay) that is gorgeous. The square is surrounded by several historic buildings. Definitely should check it out if you're in MVD.

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Darwin, Australia
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A really nice spot to head to and just wander around and marvel at the buildings and architecture. It's a very open and inviting area and leads off to Main Street, old city and numerous hotels, markets restaurants and shops. Great photo opportunities. Also if your lucky you'll be there when the military performs a parade. Don't know exactly how... More

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I really enjoyed the city center of montevideo. Brought me back to the past and film went on my head. Its very busy but it is gorgeous. Id visit more time and spend some more time over there...

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We walked through the plaza on the way to old town many times. But the most interesting time was when there was a parade of vaqueros passing by on a grand tour of the city. There were well over a thousand on horses and huge carts. It was spectacular.

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Lovettsville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Centrally located at the edge of the old city, there are some nice places to eat and shop at. This is a nice place to rest on a sunny day after walking around the city. The Artigas Mausoleum is interesting to see below the Artigas statue.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Definitely stop by this plaza to see the Palacio Salvo, Solis Theatre and Artigas Mausoleum in the center.

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Ventura, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We walked from the cruise ship dock through the old town and up to this lovely square surrounded by interesting architecture. Shopping and restaurants and other little squares are within an easy walk from this plaza as well. The statue makes a memorable photo. Don't miss the beautiful Teatro Solis building just off the plaza. Walk through the historic arches... More

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new jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Beautiful architecture and history all in one square that is a perfect central point to the city. The mausoleum under the Artigas statue is worth a visit. Just through the old gate is the pedestrian walkway to the old city and the opposite direction is the newer central city -The plaza has governmental buildings, Teatro Solis, and the gate to... More

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Yerevan, Armenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

there is a beautiful building with decorative trees…. i've been in Hotel Radiosson near of the plaza.. i like this place and recommended to visit here.

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