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Plaza Independencia, Montevideo, Uruguay
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Reviewed 15 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

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.

Thank szruyle
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

In Plaza Independencia, full of people and surrounded by traffic , we descended the steps under the monument dedicated to the Father of Uruguay, Artigas. It was so peaceful and the people there were paying their respect in absolute silence. Artigas' remains are in an...More

Thank vagabondafelice
Reviewed 25 April 2018

The Mausoleum is located under the statue of Jose Artigas in Independence Square. We were there when it opened at 10:00 am. It is a large concrete bunker containing the urn of Jose Artigas. There are two guards on duty wearing period uniforms. They stand...More

Thank Barheat
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Under the big statue in the square, just walk down the stairs and into the mausoleum to see Artigas' urn flanked by a couple of guards who will stand perfectly still while you walk around them. The walls are covered in eulogies to Artigas written...More

Thank mrdom
Reviewed 26 January 2018

The Mausoleum is located in Plaza Independencia underneath a horse statue. We actually found it by accident, we did not even know about it. The statue and the mausoleum are both huge and it is guarded by 2 guards. It is very quiet there, so...More

Thank MPearlH
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Just as the statue in the plaza above is impressive, the underground mausoleum where Artigas remains reside is simple and moving. Clean architectural lines with carved wording on the walls recounting Artigas' legacy are the backdrop for the golden urn. Two ceremonial soldiers flank the...More

Thank ROCtraveler30
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Artigas was an extraordinary man and soldier, he seized Uruguay from the Spanish who had overwhelming professional troops. Well worth a visit.

Thank Ronnie S
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Jose Artigas is deemed to be a National Hero having fought in many battles including against both the British and Portuguese invasions, the Argentinian War of Independence and the Argentine Civil War amongst a number of others. He died in 1850 in exile in Paraguay....More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Give this place about fifteen minutes as there is not much to see. It is guarded by two guys who stand still. Be respectful

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