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Montevideo, Uruguay

Monumento la Carreta

An epic sculpture depicting a wagon and straining oxen. 

Created by local sculptor Jose Belloni, the Monumento la Carreta was created in honor of the ox-cart drivers of the 19th century. The bronze and granite sculpture was first installed in 1934, and was recently restored by the artist’s grandson. It is recognized as a National Historic Monument.