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Independence Plaza (Plaza Independencia)

Separating Montevideo’s Old Town and downtown areas, this popular plaza is thought to be the city’s most important one, especially since historic structures such as the Solis Theatre (the country’s oldest theater), Estevez Palace and Executive Tower (the president's workplaces) reside here. One very interesting site to see is the 56-foot statue of Jose Gervasio Artigas, a soldier who fought for equality and democracy and later became Uruguay’s national hero. Underground are Artigas’ remains, which are guarded 24 hours a day.

A trip to Plaza Independencia will allow you to visit Artigas' mausoleum and learn about his life, with interesting facts printed on the surrounding walls. The mausoleum is located in the center of the square, under the monument, and is open Mondays from noon to 6 p.m. and Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Montevideo City Tour

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Discover Montevideo, the capital city of Uruguay, on this 3-hour city tour! Travel by bus and on foot as you explore Independence Plaza and Parliament Palace. ...  Read more

Location: Montevideo, Uruguay
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $31.99

Montevideo Day Trip from Punta del Este

Check out Uruguay’s capital city – Montevideo – on this day trip from Punta del Este! See top Montevideo attractions like Independence Plaza, Palacio Salvo and ...  Read more

Location: Punta del Este, Uruguay
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $87.99

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