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“Just 5 minutes”

Ranked #24 of 257 things to do in Montevideo
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

If you are going to Plaza Independencia, just walk for 5 minutes here and go on. It is only a regular fountain. Do not waste tour time, there are more interesting things to see in Montevideo.

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Reviewed June 3, 2012

Half way between “Plaza Cagancha” and “Plaza Independencia”, this square occupies a whole hectare, from “18 de Julio” to “Colonia” and from “Rio Negro” to “Julio Herrera y Obes” streets.

It has two names: “Plaza Fabini”, from an engineer and politician named Juan Pedro Fabini (1876-1962), who was a high rank official in the “Municipio de Montevideo”, and also “Plaza del Entrevero” because of the “Monumento del Entrevero”, a large sculpture by José Belloni (1882-1965), evoking the horrors of war.

This monument is located in the center of a fountain and there are plenty of benches all around, where I often sit down to smoke a Cuban cigar after having lunch in one of the many restaurants near by. Fortunately, no politician in Uruguay has yet been brain damaged enough to ban smoking in parks like some US officials try to do in more than one US cities!

On the side of “18 de Julio” street, you will see a small construction housing a famous cafeteria called “La Pasiva”, with tables inside and outside, in the square, where you can smoke because in Uruguay, like in the US and in France, non smokers have managed to impose their will to the whole population, and smoking is now banned from all closed restaurants, since the days of former President Tabaré Vázquez about eight years ago.

Across from the square, on “Colonia” street, you will see a ticket office of Pluna, Uruguayan airlines, in case you need to buy a domestic ticket.

In the evenings, on the side of “18 de Julio” street, some couples dance the tango on the sidewalk, making this square an animated place to see.

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