In the center of Montevideo’s main square stands an imposing statue of José Artigas, one of Uruguay’s most celebrated national heroes. And beneath this statue lies his mausoleum, dutifully protected by a guard of honor.
At the center of Plaza Independencia, the most important square in the capital city, you’ll find a bronze equestrian statue of Artigas, the soldier and revolutionary leader who is regarded as the father of Uruguayan independence. The statue stands atop a large, grey granite base, the entire monument weighing 30 tons and reaching a height of 56 feet.
|Fountain of Locks||2019||1km||site_ao|
|Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad de la República||1936||3.3km||site_brutalism|
|Banco de Prevision Social||1957||2.3km||site_brutalism|
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