You have 3 trips in progress.   See all
Trip Planner:   South America  /  Uruguay  /  Montevideo Department  /  Montevideo  /  La Carreta

La Carreta, Montevideo

4.2
#37 of 332 in Things to do in Montevideo
Monument · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Create an itinerary including La Carreta
Cast your mind back to the days before automated transport at La Carreta. Depicting a 19th-century wagon pulled by hardworking oxen, the sizeable monument pays tribute to Uruguay's settlers, who toiled in their journeys across the country. Sculpted in 1934 by prominent artist José Belloni, the monument stands out as one of the main points of interest in its surrounding park. Keep your distance so as not to set off the monument's alarm--made necessary by vandals who once removed some of its pieces. Put La Carreta into our Montevideo trip app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Montevideo.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

La Carreta reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
576 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • HUGE statue across from Hospital. Never nice photo op, just be careful navigating the stone steps up/down hill. Definitely worth a quick look 
    HUGE statue across from Hospital. Never nice photo op, just be careful navigating the stone steps up/down hill. Definitely worth a quick look  more »
  • You need to see this before the thieves and vandals destroy it completely. Great bit of art work but many bits are missing now. There is a guard but not sure how effective he is. 
    You need to see this before the thieves and vandals destroy it completely. Great bit of art work but many bits are missing now. There is a guard but not sure how effective he is.  more »
Google
  • Very cool historic monument!
  • Great tour of the city stopping here. And the people selling thing here are great as well, not pushy, telling jokes and their goods are fair priced.

Plan your trip to Montevideo

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.