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Artigas Mausoleum

Plaza Independencia, Montevideo, Uruguay
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Underground memorial to Artigas, the wall play tribute to the moments in his life of great importance. Although decades old, it is modern and peaceful.

Thank szruyle
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Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

In Plaza Independencia, full of people and surrounded by traffic , we descended the steps under the monument dedicated to the Father of Uruguay, Artigas. It was so peaceful and the people there were paying their respect in absolute silence. Artigas' remains are in an...More

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Reviewed April 25, 2018

The Mausoleum is located under the statue of Jose Artigas in Independence Square. We were there when it opened at 10:00 am. It is a large concrete bunker containing the urn of Jose Artigas. There are two guards on duty wearing period uniforms. They stand...More

Thank Barheat
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Reviewed February 24, 2018

Under the big statue in the square, just walk down the stairs and into the mausoleum to see Artigas' urn flanked by a couple of guards who will stand perfectly still while you walk around them. The walls are covered in eulogies to Artigas written...More

Thank mrdom
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Reviewed January 25, 2018

The Mausoleum is located in Plaza Independencia underneath a horse statue. We actually found it by accident, we did not even know about it. The statue and the mausoleum are both huge and it is guarded by 2 guards. It is very quiet there, so...More

Thank MPearlH
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Reviewed January 15, 2018

Just as the statue in the plaza above is impressive, the underground mausoleum where Artigas remains reside is simple and moving. Clean architectural lines with carved wording on the walls recounting Artigas' legacy are the backdrop for the golden urn. Two ceremonial soldiers flank the...More

Thank ROCtraveler30
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Reviewed November 28, 2017

Artigas was an extraordinary man and soldier, he seized Uruguay from the Spanish who had overwhelming professional troops. Well worth a visit.

Thank Ronnie S
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Reviewed November 18, 2017

Jose Artigas is deemed to be a National Hero having fought in many battles including against both the British and Portuguese invasions, the Argentinian War of Independence and the Argentine Civil War amongst a number of others. He died in 1850 in exile in Paraguay....More

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Reviewed October 24, 2017

Give this place about fifteen minutes as there is not much to see. It is guarded by two guys who stand still. Be respectful

Thank Jeff J
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Reviewed September 21, 2017

The Artigas Mausoleum is a monument to Uruguayan hero José Artigas, located in Plaza Independencia, in the neighbourhood of Ciudad Vieja, Montevideo.

Thank LaizeRodrigues
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