Plaza Independencia (Spanish for Independence Square) is the name of Montevideo's most important plaza. It separates Ciudad Vieja from downtown Montevideo, with the Gateway of The Citadel on one side and the beginning of 18 de Julio avenue on the other.
In the center, the Artigas Mausoleum dominates the perspective.
Many important buildings, such as the Solís Theatre and the workplaces of the President of Uruguay (both the Estévez Palace and the Executive Tower) are located by this square.
One of the characteristic buildings located by the square is Palacio Salvo. This square was designed in the 1830s by Carlo Zucchi, inspired in the Rue de Rivoli, Paris. Three decades later it was redesigned by Bernardo Poncini.
Emblematic building, among the tallest in the country, which houses the Tango Museum, offices and residences.
Mercado del Puerto
Great 19th century market full of bustling restaurants that specialize in meat.
The Legislative Palace is the building that houses the Uruguayan Legislative Power, which is made up of two chambers that meet separately or jointly, depending on the circumstance: the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Obelisco a los Constituyentes de 1830
The Obelisk to the Constituents of 1830 is a monument in Montevideo, Uruguay. Located at the intersection of Artigas Boulevard and Avenida 18 de Julio. Bronze and granite work by Uruguayan sculptor José Luis Zorrilla de San Martín
Estadio Centenario is a stadium in the Parque Batlle neighborhood of Montevideo, Uruguay, used primarily for football. The stadium was built between 1929 and 1930 to host the 1930 FIFA World Cup, as well as to commemorate the centennial of Uruguay's first constitution. It is listed by FIFA as one of the football world's classic stadiums, along with the likes of the Maracanã, old Wembley Stadium, the San Siro, the Estadio Azteca and Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. On July 18, 1983, it was declared by FIFA as the only historical monument of World Football, the only building of its kind (worldwide).
Estadio Centenario is the primary home of the Uruguay national team. Uruguay has always been a threat when playing in their home stadium, consistently beating top teams. Even the top ranked Brazil national football team has only managed three wins in 20 opportunities, although only one was an official match.
Museo Del Fútbol
The Uruguayan Football Museum is located in the Parque Batlle area in Montevideo, under the Centennial Stadium Olympic Tribune, which hosted the first World Cup in 1930.
Lunch at El Centro
Restaurants in downtown Montevideo
The center of Montevideo has several options for your meals. Here are some of them.
Museum that exhibits works by the Uruguayan artist Torres García, known for his cubist paintings.
Museo del Carnaval
The Carnival Museum is a gateway to the spirit of Uruguay. It is an institution that preserves, exhibits, disseminates and values the objects and traditions that are part of the maximum Uruguayan popular festival.
Museo Andes 1972
Museum with exhibits of the 1972 plane crash in the Andes and tributes to victims and survivors.
The Café Brasilero is one of the most traditional bars in Uruguay.