Approaching from Ciudad Vieja through the Puerta de la Ciudadela, youâ€™ll notice that the cityâ€™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 JosÃ© 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.
El Centro , Montevideo, Uruguay
Walk or take any bus heading for the center
Relative price: Free
Emma Jones, 30, is from London, and recently spent nine months enjoying travelling and writing in South America.ï¿½Her favourite...