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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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The city's most important, impressive plaza with lots to see

On Monday 1/12 during a cruise shore excursion after visiting Antarctica, my wife & I joined an overview bus tour of Montevideo. Our stop at the plaza was inspirational with its... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Fortson, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

On Monday 1/12 during a cruise shore excursion after visiting Antarctica, my wife & I joined an overview bus tour of Montevideo. Our stop at the plaza was inspirational with its beauty & architectural highlights. In addition to the statue & mausoleum of Uruguay's founder, the surrounding buildings & park were a pleasure worth your time.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Not so different, just a regular square, beaultiful building and monumentums. The streets around are full of bars and places to see, totally empty during the weekends

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Artigas Mausoleum statue stands tall here. Many important buildings, such as the Solís Theatre and the workplaces of the President of Uruguay (both the Estévez Palace and the Executive Tower) are located by this square. The gate structure looks amazing. The opposite street is good for buying souvenirs.

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Clean, accessible (and certified so), in the center of Montevideo. Lovely palm trees and the mausoleum of Artigas are central to this important historic plaza.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

There is interesting buildings around Plaza Independencia. It s also the entrance to Ciudad Vieja área.

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Danbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

Plaza Independencia is a good starting point for a walk around central Montevideo. There are some important buildings and remnants of the Old City Wall. Pedestrianised street leads down to the port market

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State of Minas Gerais
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This point marks the transition between downtown and Ciudad Vieja (old city). There's a big statue in the center and most buildings around are imponent with large columns. Sometimes people smokes marijuana at this square, but it's currently legal (for locals) and they are neighbourly, very peaceful and comunicative. The place is just a few blocks from a few other... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

nice view of the government building, Palicio Salvo, theatre Sislo and the start of the old city. Great center piece of the city and a great place to get some memorable photos of Montevideo

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We spent a month in an apartment overlooking Plaza Independencia and we never tired of the view and the action in the square. This is a very clean, spacious and pretty square that serves as the dividing point between the Ciudad Vieja and the Centro. We had the priviledge of watching 2 carnaval parades stage there before the processions started... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The square is nice and we were there on a beautiful summer day. But, as opposed to many other great squares of the world, it is devoid of restaurants and clubs. It's not Sienna, Times Square, Piazza Navarro, etc.

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