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Address: Montevideo, Uruguay
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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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there's not a ton to do here if you just walked around but if you take a walking tour they give you all the history so that made it great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Ari F
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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A nice place to take a bite to each and enjoy the scenery. Statue and tomb of a famous general to Montevideo is located at the centre of the square so a few things to see as well. apparently there are 33 palm tree in the square too, this number is of some significance to the people of Uruguay. Worth... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

there's not a ton to do here if you just walked around but if you take a walking tour they give you all the history so that made it great.

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Thank Ari F
Montevideo, Uruguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Surronded by ancient buildings: the old house of the goverment, the remaining big door of the fortress that defend the old Montevideo, the magnificent Palacio Salvo a jewel worth to see, the new house of the Presidency of Uruguay the beutiful Plaza. independencia has green gardens, fountains and in the center the impressive monument dedicated to the founder father of... More 

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Hellerup, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Independence Square is the most beautiful square in town, with the impressive equestrian statue and the wierd tower. It also indicates the start of the old town.

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Thank JLC-1972
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With Articas shrine in the centre it is a nice open square. There are a few places here for shoe shining.

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Thank Geanaux
Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see. Part of the history in Montevideo. Walk around the square to some of the shops or sip some coffee.

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Thank Patti O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the most important plaza of Montevideo and it's absolutely beautiful. The monuments are gigantic and you can see the old portal. Very nice historical place.

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Thank Rafael M
Mouret, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Impressive Artigas mausoleum at the centre of the square. Also a very good place to get shoes cleaned at a very reasonable price (you may or may not appreciate the cleaner's singing!).

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Thank Kevin O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice place to visit. I was with my family and we spent a time walking around, taking some pics and enjoying the sun. Despite being in the heart of Montevideo the plaza has a quiet thing that really embrace you. I really loved my experience there. It was hot and the plaza were in a small reform... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gateway to the old city of colonial Montevideo, a must see, make it during the day if travelling with family as atmosphere gets a little wiry after sunset. good places to eat around and things to see within walking distance

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