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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Azgators
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Hannisze
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Down the stairway beside the mounted horse of Artigas is his tomb, flanked by two guards. They are so still you would think they were statues also. A cool quiet place to enjoy with free entry.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SPYC
Reviewed 10 February 2019

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Adamoroianu
Reviewed 4 February 2019

There are a lot of stairs to walk down and up again. It is very dark and not much to see. The guards wear period uniforms. Does not take long. The photos are accurate.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Red-Super-Hero
Reviewed 18 January 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jbushman2017
Reviewed 1 December 2018

Located close at Plaza de la Independencia and Salvo Palace. Artigas was a very important figure who fought for the independency of Uruguay in the XIX century. It takes just few minutes to visit it.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank angelorum
Reviewed 18 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 14 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Curtez151
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Underground memorial to Artigas, the wall play tribute to the moments in his life of great importance. Although decades old, it is modern and peaceful.

Date of experience: July 2018
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