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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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Good central location

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW 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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Beit She'an, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

was in montedevao about six years ago there was nothing there that i could recomend.excepting the higher class area and the fact that it has forty kilometers os sea shore.(widest canal in world)

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This square is typical to others in South America, there is a large statue to the founding general as well as his mausoleum. Worth a short visit to take in the sights.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Nice historic square with Palacio Salvo and the Ciudadela doors nerby (doors to the old town). Its at the end of 18 de julio in Centro neighborhood.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

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

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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