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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 walk around

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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

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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

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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.

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Arona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 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.

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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 463 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.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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.

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Steamboat springs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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.

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Brasilia, DF
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

at the very heart of historic city, it looks like all a tourist need is in around this plaza. But the place itself has nothing but a monument to the national hero, General Artigas.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

A great place to visit and see the monument to the countries hero who fought for independence against the Spanish

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Address: Montevideo, Uruguay
Location: South America  >  Uruguay  >  Montevideo Department  >  Montevideo

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