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
This classic high-ceilinged corner bar has been wooing patrons since 1931 with its trademark muzzarella al tacho, simple but tasty...
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 , the continent’s tallest building when it opened in 1927, and still a classic Montevideo landmark.