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I don't understand how a guy is the "father" of a country but took off and lived somewhere else after its formation. That is the story I was told, but either way, his mausoleum is very cool. The guards in fancy outfits add a nice...More
Situated just beneath Plaza Independencia, this mausoleum is worth a visit. It is constantly guarded by two officers, and the walls are lined with write-ups about the history or Artigas' contribution and fight for Uruguay's independence.
General Artigas' memory is well preserved in Montevideo. The longest boulevard in the city bears his name. The huge statue above the mausoleum, in Plaza Independencia, is so well balanced, in spite of its huge size. We almost missed the entrance- those stairs going down...More
The Mausoleum is accessed from Plaza Independencia and is located essentially near the statue of Artigas that dominates the Plaza. The underground Mausoleum looks just like the picture and is worth about 10 minutes. Artigas was not really the father of the country but he...More
Walk down under the plaza and into the dark. Watch your step as the floor is black and there are some steps inside. There are 2 guards on site that just stand there. Best to visit with a guide to learn about Artigas and the...More
Take 10 minutes out of your day and check it out. I found it to be pretty cool and interesting. Was able to grab a few cool pictures here. I would not spend more than 10 minutes here. There is not that much to see/read....More