Cordón is a central barrio (neighbourhood or district) of Montevideo, Uruguay, located directly East of the Centro. Its main avenue is 18 de Julio Avenue. It is delimited by Miguelete Str. and La Paz Str. to the North, Dr. Barrios Amorin Str. to the West, Canelones Str. to the South and Dr. Joaquin Requena Str., and Rivera & Artigas Avenues to the East.
Along 18 de Julio Avenue lies the main square of the Cordón, Plaza de los Treinta y Tres Orientales, also known as Plaza Artola. On it there is a monument to the Thirty-Three Orientals, copy of a painting by national painter Juan Manuel Blanes on painted ceramic tiles, a bronze mounted statue of Juan Antonio Lavalleja, the monument to a fireman holding a baby, as well as a bronze statue of Albert Einstein discussing with the Uruguayan philosopher Carlos Vaz Ferreira, both seated on a bench. On its north side is the Quartel de Bomberos, the firemen's quarters, a building designed by military architect Alfredo R. Campos. Another big square of the area, on Eduardo V. Haedo Str., has been planted with trees recently and is meant to become a park, so it is officially called Parque Liber Seregni.
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