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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

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 24 Reviews

Location: Montevideo, Uruguay
Duration: 3 hours

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Montevideo Day Trip from Punta del Este

Location: Punta del Este, Uruguay
Duration: 8 hours

From USD $87.99

Day Trip to Montevideo from Buenos Aires

4 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes

From USD $584.99

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