Mausoleo de Artigas
In the middle of the downtown Plaza Independencia is the Mausoleo de Artigas, whose above-ground portion is a 17m, 30-ton statue of the...
The 18th-century Palacio Estévez, on the south side of the Plaza Independencia, was the Government House until 1985.
On the east side of the Plaza Independencia, the 26-story structure with the crazy beehive hairdo is Palacio Salvo, the continent's...
Teatro Sobre Ruedas
With brick walls, high ceilings and a 3m-tall statue of Don Quixote, this classic corner bar has been wooing patrons since 1931 with...
Plaza Independencia information
Montevideo's largest downtown plaza commemorates independence hero José Artigas with a 17m, 30-ton statue and the subterranean Mausoleo de Artigas , where an honor guard keeps 24-hour vigil over Artigas’ remains. Other notable structures surrounding the plaza include the stone gateway Puerta de la Ciudadela (a lonely remnant of the colonial citadel demolished in 1833); the 19th-century Palacio Estévez ; and the 26-story Palacio Salvo , once the continent’s tallest building when it opened in 1927; a classic Montevideo landmark, but not open for tourist visits