Plaza Independencia

Montevideo, Uruguay

Plaza Independencia


Plaza Independencia (Spanish for 'Independence Square') is the most important city square in Montevideo, Uruguay, laid out in the 19th century in the area occupied by the Citadel of Montevideo. In its center is a monument to General José Gervasio Artigas, and below it, his mausoleum.

Located in barrio Centro, on its border with the Ciudad Vieja, the square has been used for numerous political demonstrations and official public events. Prominent buildings facing the square include the Palacio Salvo, Solís Theatre, Estévez Palace, and Executive Tower.

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