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The ashes of Jose Artigas

Plaza Independencia is one of the main squares that any tourist will cross touring the once glamorous city of Montevideo.  In the center of the plaza you will find a monument depicted the great General Artigas.  Once you snap a few pictures and continue walking you will find a set of stairs that lead you under the monument.  Its very different from the city above and it will throw your senses off a bit.  The lighting and mood of the room is completely different than the very windy plaza.  Artigas is considered to be a very important part of the independence of the Uruguay which is why they honor him in this mausoleum where his ashes are buried.  Don’t forget to try and make the guards laugh!

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