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Plaza Independencia - City Plaza Montevideo - Uruguay

Approaching from Ciudad Vieja through the Puerta de la Ciudadela, you’ll notice that the city’s grandest plaza is spotless, dotted with fountains and flowers, and is a good place if you want to rest your aching legs under a palm tree. The centerpiece is a horsebacked monument of José Gervasio Artigas (1764-1850), a national hero in the wars of independence against Spain. Take the stairs down underneath the statue to enter a darkened hall where guards solemnly protect his remains.

Plaza Independencia
El Centro , Montevideo, Uruguay

City Plaza

Getting There
Walk or take any bus heading for the center

Relative price: Free

Here are other activities in and around El Centro that may be of interest: Palacio Salvo, Plaza Fabini and Plaza De Cagancha (libertad).

By Emma Jones

Emma Jones, 30, is from London, and recently spent nine months enjoying travelling and writing in South America.�Her favourite...

11 Feb 2011

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