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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 3 days ago

If you're in Montevideo, you'll go to the Plaza. Why wouldn't you? But apart from the size of the monument, it's not very interesting. You'll find one (or two or ten) in every Latin American city.

Thank ianjc
Reviewed 5 days ago

Plaza Independencia is rich with history and oozes power. I enjoyed the tour of the Tango Museum, lounging in the park, the live bands and theatre. Very well kept!

Thank Tyrone876
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It´s one of our main squares. Our history hero is buried here and the government building is just across the street. You can see the gate of the old wall that used to surround the city, it makes for a pretty cool photo. Just blocks...More

1  Thank Mariana C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This square is the only place I can give the five star in Montevideo, beautiful building around and you can appreciate something in Montevideo. in general, did not like that much of the city.

Thank JakeDeuceWalter
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Pretty plaza, still preserving its charm. The Teatro Solis on one corner is a must-see for visitors. General Artigas mausoleum is a simple yet distinct monument.

1  Thank Leo H
Reviewed August 22, 2018

This is a square in the middle of the old city and the new city. The whole area is very walkable. Was interesting to see all of the old buildings adjacent to the square.

Thank Farmgirl_likestravel
Reviewed August 16, 2018

The centre of Montevideo is very walkable and this is a good place to include on your rambles. A large statue to Presidente Jose Artigas is in the centre of the plaza and you can enter (free) a mausoleum below where his ashes are guarded...More

2  Thank Aglassortwo
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Main square of the city. You will end up here at one point or another when in Montevideo. There are interesting old buildings adjacent to the square along with a mausoleum. Highly recommended. Walking tours depart from here as well.

1  Thank Curtez151
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Decent looking square with 33 palm trees (with a reason behind it) and a mausoleum. What more can you ask for?!

Thank Adam W
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

This plaza is very beautiful and full of history. I definitely recommend stopping by during your visit to Montevideo.

Thank Mariana B
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