Plaza Independencia, Montevideo

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Encircled by busy roads and countless important buildings, Plaza Independencia acts as the nerve center of Montevideo. The square's centerpiece, a 30-ton bronze statue of Jose Artigas, the national hero who helped Uruguay achieve its independence, stands proudly in the middle of the expansive public space. Go below the statue to visit a mausoleum holding the revolutionary leader's remains. Put Plaza Independencia and other Montevideo attractions into our Montevideo vacation planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Square Independencia is huge but quiet. The huge statue in the middle and also the palace in the corner is amazing. 
    Square Independencia is huge but quiet. The huge statue in the middle and also the palace in the corner is amazing.  more »
  • This is part of the old town section of Montevideo. We went here while on a cruise to South America. There are monuments but and lots of construction going on related to a concert. There are some... 
    This is part of the old town section of Montevideo. We went here while on a cruise to South America. There are monuments but and lots of construction going on related to a concert. There are some...  more »

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