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Montevideo City Tour
"Take an insightful 3-hour guided tour of Uruguay’s capital city Montevideo. After pickup from your hotel your knowledgeable guide will take you to Independence Plaza which divides Montevideo’s old and new areas and is dominated by a large statue of Uruguay's great military leader José Artigas. On the east side of this prominent plaza you'll find Palacio Salvo a 26-story building completed in the 1920s that was once the tallest building in Uruguay. Admire its beautiful architecture before exploring the west end of the plaza
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Montevideo Day Trip from Punta del Este
"After pickup from your Punta del Este hotel travel by comfortable coach approximately two hours west to Montevideo. When you arrive your knowledgeable guide will take you first to Independence Plaza which divides Montevideo’s old and new areas and is dominated by a large statue of Uruguay's great military leader José Artigas.In the plaza look to its east side to admire Palacio Salvo a 26-story building completed in the 1920s that was once the tallest building in Uruguay. Marvel at its beautiful architecture
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Private City Tour of Montevideo
"Your 3.5-hour tour starts at any time you select upon booking. You will be picked up from your chosen location and along with your guide start your journey. You will first visit the political center of the city arriving at the historical Independence Square. Here you will see the monument to honor General Jose Artigas (Independence's hero) the Salvo Palace the Estévez Palace (the old government house) the Gate of the Citadel and the Teatro Solis (Opera House).Your private tour continues through the 18th of July Avenue (main avenue) with its shops and restaurants.Then
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Plaza Independencia Tips (24)

Puerta de la Ciudadela

Puerta de la Ciudadela is the only gate of the original citadel of Montevideo that was left over. That citadel had been buit in 1746 and Puerta de la Ciudadela is now at the eastern side of Plaza...
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globetrott
Mar 14, 2008

The monument & Mausoleum of Jose Gervasio Artigas

The monument for General Jose Gervasio Artigas is in the centre of Plaza Independencia. General Artigas was born in Montevideo in 1764 and he is considdered the "father" of Uruquai's movement for...
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globetrott
Mar 14, 2008

Mausoleum of General Jose Gervasio Artigas.

General Jose Gervasio Artigas is revered as Uruguay´s national hero. He was born on june 19, 1764 and fought for the independence from Spain. His mausoleum is located at the La Plaza de la...
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euzkadi
May 29, 2006

Plaza Independencia

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...
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travelteacher
Jan 03, 2005

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....
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pili
Jul 31, 2004

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,...
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andal13
Jul 30, 2003

Plaza Independencia

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...
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cvsolfari
Aug 26, 2002

PLAZA DE LA INDEPENDENCIA<br/>Take...

PLAZA DE LA INDEPENDENCIATake 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...
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szabolcs
Aug 24, 2002

Plaza Independencia and Libertdad

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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bonio
Jan 09, 2011

Palacio Estévez

Palacio Estévez was the Casa de Gobierno, Uruguay's government building, until 1985. It was built in 1873.
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iwys
Aug 20, 2008

Mausoleum of General Jose Artigas

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.
TheUnknownTourist
Aug 15, 2007

Plaza 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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realde14
Mar 03, 2006
 
 
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"Montevideo, balcón al mar"
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"Monte video , yes I saw the mountain as well"
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"Ciudad de Emociones- Montevideo - City Of Emotions"
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Things to Do Near Plaza Independencia

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Museo Torres García

Museo Torres Garcia showcases the work of Uruguay's most famous artist. Joaquín Torres García was born in Montevideo in 1874 and died there in 1949, after living in Barcelona, New York, Paris, and...
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Palcio Salvo

Palacio Salvo, for many years the tallest building in South America is the twin of the magnificent Palacio Barolo in Buenos Aires. It guards the south-east corner Plaza Independencia, and of The same...
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Teatro Solis

While on a walking tour of the city with a group from our cruise ship, we visited this theater and were fascinated by the tiers of boxes in the hall. Photographers: my general rule is to not use flash...
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Ciudad Vieja

Enjoyed the best part of a day exploring the old town, it's not huge and pretty much one street in reality but it's quite entertaining, plenty of shops, bars and restaurants with some shady trees to...
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Palacio Legislativo

Guide to this impressive Parliament for free, interesting. Is the Congress of Uruguay, you can visit Tuesday or Wednesdar until 18 of each month, and at afternoon you can see de Chamber working. It's...
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Parque Rodo

is the more beautifull park in the city, is near of city center and the beach, have big lake. The nature is wonderful in that area of Montevideo. The problem is that everything is very dirty,...
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