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Plaza Independencia

Montevideo, Uruguay
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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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Montevideo, Uruguay
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a great square and its outstanding building is the Palacio Salvo which is one of the most impressive and unusual buildings I have ever seen. Sadly it is only apartments and offices contained inside but apparently they do tours. I didn't know that when...More

Thank Anya L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's an important plaza which houses the mausoleum of Artigas , the Solis theater which imports operas from New York and great concerts from all over the world , to the Estevez palace . It's interesting to see all but , BE careful in this...More

Thank skunst2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plaza Independencia, it's Montevideo's most important plaza. It separates Ciudad Vieja from downtown Montevideo, and it's the starting for the famous 18 de Julio avenue.

Thank PlanetAirlines
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place. Nice walk around the city. Nice people. Great buildings. Great hotels and store department s.

Thank panagiotis s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The plaza is probably the heart of the city and it's absolutely beautiful. The buildings surrounding it are full of history and beautiful architecture. It's a must when in Montevideo.

Thank Natália B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great plaza to visit. Safe and clean with lots of touristy shops around plus the embassies and business district.

Thank DingoBB
Reviewed June 12, 2017

Nice plaza. Historically interesting and architecturally important for the city. Great people watching place. Everything is on the side streets though. The plaza is more like a park surrounded by a lot of traffic. Worth seeing.

Thank Markus T
Reviewed June 2, 2017

We were on a 1 day tour from Buenos Aires and had a short stop to wander around the square. I wish we had more time as it was a Sunday and lots of locals, vendors and entertainers.

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed June 1, 2017

Rectangular area which contains a lot of history and also some beautiful architecture. A good meeting spot and a good photo spot.

Thank Robert C
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

This is one of the first places I went to when I first arrived in Argentina. It is a big and beautiful plaza with so much rich history! I would recommend looking into the history of the plaza before visiting or getting a tour bus...More

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