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Plaza Independencia

Montevideo, Uruguay
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Ranked #12 of 91 Attractions in Montevideo
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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

A must-see when in Montevideo. You have here an extrodinary Palacio Salvo with stunning architecture, the Citadel gateway, Solis theatre and the Artigas Mausoleum (be sure to visit it - a well designed place). You can continue your journey West to the Old City or East to see many green squares and the locks fountain.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There is one of the most beautiful buildings that I know! It's the heart of Montevideo. It's the meet point of Montevideo, close of the old downtown and the bay port.

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Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

It is the most clean place in Montevideo. There is always someone cleaning the area, so you do not need to hop over the dogpoop. It is nice to sit for a while and watch the turists, even if you are one.

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Florianópolis, Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Central to Montevideo, the Plaza Independencia is set betweeen the financial center of the city and the Ciudad Vieja. It is lovely to sit and people watch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It is a well kept square but no biggie. It is vital to pass through the square, because it is the side of the Teatro Solis. Great location, you can walk nearby, good for shopping and feeds, especially daytime.

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Santiago, Chile
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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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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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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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