Thursday, March 22, 2012

Uruguay - Montevideo - Plaza de la Independencia (Independence Square)

It emerged as a result of the demolition of the Fortress Walls. Carlos Zucchini started building it in 1837 and it was redesigned by Bernardo Ponchini in 1860. The monument of our national hero José Artigas, is situated in the middle of the Square.

Sent by Flo from Montevideo, Uruguay.

This is from Wikipedia : Plaza Independencia (Spanish for Independence Square) is the name of Montevideo's most important plaza. It seperates 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.

Many important buildings, such as the Solís Theatre and the workplaces of the President of Uruguay (both the Estévez Palace and the future Executive Tower) are located by this square.

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