Plaza Independencia is probably the most photogenic square in Montevideo. Most people prefer to show it with Palacio Salvo, which is one the most iconic buildings in the Uruguayan capital. I have showed that view before (click here to see it) so here for a change photo taken into a less popular direction but with the same monument. It is a monument of J.G. Artigas. I was not sure which version to pick so in the workshops I include both a wider view as well as a close up of the monument.
José Gervasio Artigas Arnal (1764 – 1850) is a national hero of Uruguay, sometimes called "the father of Uruguayan nationhood". His portrait is on the watermark on the 1998 Uruguay 5 Pesos Uruguayos banknote.