We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: , Montevideo, Uruguay
Improve this listing
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.
read more
Book ahead on Viator
Top Rated
More Info
$32*
and up
Montevideo City Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 2,949 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1162
    Excellent
  • 1348
    Very good
  • 405
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Worth a visit

Artigas statue in the center, a nice portic in one side, an old hotel, the Opera House or Solis Theathre and a beautiful old office building in another side give to this Plaza a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Grizzo2014
,
Porto Alegre, RS

Similar Things to Do in Montevideo

Add Photo Write a Review

2,949 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Porto Alegre, RS
Level Contributor
135 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Artigas statue in the center, a nice portic in one side, an old hotel, the Opera House or Solis Theathre and a beautiful old office building in another side give to this Plaza a charming impression.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Good bus connections and crazy building. but, when all is said and done, its not a tourist spot per se, its a nice open square

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Great place to visit. Few blocks from the rambla and "ciudad vieja". Is a great plaza to take some pictures and walk around.

Was this review helpful? Yes
South Fork, Colorado
Level Contributor
93 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

pretty cool statue. lots of shops around. and a museum. There's a park close by, a casino, restaurants, a grocery store. Very scenic

Was this review helpful? Yes
Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

You'll undoubtedly go there so go there early. As well as its charms and history the Square is really good for getting your bearings - the main drag, the old town and buses to the main bus station. Great for orientation.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Arona, Spain
Level Contributor
66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Apart from being one of the most important places in Montevideo with the mausoleum of general Artigas, the emblematic Palacio Salvo building and the Solis theater around the corner, it's a great place to start a tour into the historic part of the city, marked by the old city gate at the western end of the square.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Budapest, Hungary
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is really the only thing that worth a look in Montevideo which was overall a huge disappointment for us. The city is lack of architectural values, the streets look depressing. We had only one day for a visit, but we were bored after a couple of hours as there is really nothing to see. It was our bad that... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Foothill Ranch, California
Level Contributor
309 reviews
180 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 802 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Montevideo's finest square, Plaza de la Independencia, is flanked by the sprawling Government House (Palacio Estevez) and to the northeast, the Placacio Salvo.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Plaza Independencia is a good starting point to see Teatro Solis, Ciudad Vieja and La Rambla. Not much to see in the actual plaza though.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Steamboat springs
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We got some great photos of this place and we had a nice time chilling out in the park that is located nearby.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Plaza Independencia also viewed

Montevideo, Montevideo Department
Montevideo, Montevideo Department
 
Montevideo, Montevideo Department
Montevideo, Montevideo Department
 

Been to Plaza Independencia? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Plaza Independencia staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?