Monument to José Gervasio Artigas

Monumento al General José Gervasio Artigas



 The monument donated to the city by the oriental republic of Uruguay on December 7th of 1987, pays tribute to the Uruguayan soldier José Gervasio Artigas Arnal, the most important patriot of the nation and one of more distinguish statesmen of the revolution of the Plata River.

Artigas, Born in Montevideo on June 19 of 1764 and deceased in Quinta Ybray de Asuncion, Paraguay on September 23rd of 1850, who received the names of “Head of the Orientals” and “The Free People Protector”, is also honored in Argentina for his contribution to the independence and federalization of that country.



 The monument made of bronze and located over a reinforced concrete pedestal, of smooth cement, it rise over a central circle where there are gardeners. On it, Artigas can be appreciated dressed with a campaign suit and his cape, a hat on his hand and a sword on the other hand.

Victor Emilio Estrada and Jorge Perez Concha, El Salado Residential Community ( Urdesa) north of the city.