Plaza Independencia, Montevideo

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    Pedestrian street leading to the square
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    Plaza Independencia

    by travelteacher Written Jan 3, 2005

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    Artigas' Tomb

    Like most of the Plazas in South America, there are benches to sit on, and day and night couples stroll through drinking their Mate. In the center, is the tomb of General Artigas, the "father" of Uruguay. The statue in the picture sits at the top of the stairs leading down to the tomb.

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    Independence Square

    by pili Written Jul 31, 2004

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    Independence Square

    The city's greatest square is Independence Square. In its center you will find a statue to the 'father' of Uruguay, General Gervasio Artigas, who founded the independence movement of the 19th century. The General's ashes are contained at the base of the statue.-
    The main avenue of the city, 18 de Julio, starts from the square, toward west.-

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    Plaza Independencia

    by andal13 Updated Jul 30, 2003

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    Plaza Independencia

    Plaza Independencia is the main square; it is the limit between Ciudad Vieja (Old City) and downtown. The square is decorated with palm-trees and fountains; an equestrian statue of our national hero, José Artigas, is situated at the middle of the square; behind and beneath it, it is the Mausoleo, where is an urn with Artiga's rests.

    Plaza Independencia es la plaza principal; está situada en el límite entre la Ciudad Vieja y el Centro. La plaza está decorada con palmeras y fuentes; una estatua ecuestre de nuestro héroe nacional, José Artigas, está ubicada en el medio de la plaza; por detrás y debajo de la misma, se encuentra el Mausoleo, en donde se preserva la urna con los restos de Artigas.

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    Plaza Independencia

    by cvsolfari Written Aug 26, 2002

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    The main plaza in Montevideo with numerous sculpures, well manicured greenspace and the tallest buildings around! There are plenty of benches to sit and read a book or just people watch. Beautiful Teatro Solis is just on the corner of the plaza.

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    by szabolcs Written Aug 24, 2002

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    PLAZA DE LA INDEPENDENCIA

    Take a walk around PLAZA DE LA INDEPENDENCIA (Independence Square) in downtown Montevideo. It is by all means
    the main square of the capital and has a few landmarks that should be visited. Among them is the equestrian statue of
    ARTIGAS (Uruguay's national hero) with his mausoleum underneath. At one end of the square rises PALACIO SALVO,
    a building remarkable for its architecture (although it has been somewhat impaired by the telecommunications antennes
    placed atop) and for being the once tallest building of South America (back in the early 20th century).

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    Plaza Independencia and Libertdad

    by bonio Updated Jan 9, 2011
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    Central Plazas, likely to come across them on any stroll around town. Both busy and good places to find a shady bench to people watch for half an hour or so!

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    Palacio Estévez

    by iwys Written Aug 20, 2008

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    Palcio Est��vez
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    Palacio Estévez was the Casa de Gobierno, Uruguay's government building, until 1985. It was built in 1873.

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  • Mausoleum of General Jose Artigas

    by TheUnknownTourist Written Aug 15, 2007

    General Artigas is credited with doing the most to bring about independence for Uruguay. A set of steps lead down from the statute of him on horseback to his tomb below.

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    Plaza Independencia

    by realde14 Updated Mar 3, 2006

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    Plaza de la Independencia

    The Plaza Independencia is the main square in Montevideo, where you have the Avenida de 18 de Julio on one side and the pedestrian streets that lead into the old part of town on the other side.

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