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Plaza Independencia

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Address: Montevideo, Uruguay
Description: 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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Nice easy walk from the Port

Nice easy walk from the cruise port. there are a number of plaza/squares. This is nice and if you continue a little further you will be more in the downtown/centre area. Al... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Nice easy walk from the cruise port. there are a number of plaza/squares. This is nice and if you continue a little further you will be more in the downtown/centre area. Al little different than the old city. There is a Raddison hotel there if you would like to use clean facilities!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Montevideo is not a difficult place to walk around. At the tourist info we got a map that shows where the points of interest are - just follow the map. We walked to the entrance of the old fortress, and saw how the city has tried to preserve this piece of Montevideo history by putting a concrete brick wall at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

It was a beautiful day and everyone at our cruise wanted to get out and visit the tourist spots near the port. One of these attractions is the Plaza Independencia, the city center. Its biggest attraction is the statute of General Artigas mounted on his horse. His mausoleum is located at the lower level of the Plaza. Two guards stand... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

It has an huge monument to Artigas, whose mausoleum is under the monument and is worth a visit (pay attention to the opening hours). The Palacio Salvo is located in this place, it was the second highest building in South America when concluded. Close to the Teatro Solis

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Interesting place but nothing explaining the buildings or statutes in English. Hard to find anyone who speaks English, including police. Many cruise ship people speak English so would be helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Large plaza with great views of many statues, buildings, and pleasant to sit and watch. Close to many other attractions such as the Old City Gate and area, the Opera House, and shopping areas.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Certainly a cool square, and it's right where the old city meets the newer centro, which is nice. It is pretty, with flowers around it, and skyscrapers encircling it, but it's nothing jaw dropping. Defintely go walk through it, or tour it with a group, but I wouldn't hang around there after nightfall...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This Plaza is interesting as it is in the beginning of the Ciudad Vieja and near Teatro Solis. You can see the entrance of the Cuidad and at the weekend there might be musicians playing.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is ordinary square surrounded by tall buildings. The only interesting one is so-called sugar cone, but it is seldom accessible (guided tours are offered only in certain days and seasons).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Nice square located in Central Montevideo and surrounded by a mixture of old and modern buildings. A good photo stop if you're visiting this capital city.

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