Barrio Sur, Montevideo

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Barrio Sur attracts travelers with its modernist architecture and brightly colored houses, but most of all with its rich African heritage. You may catch a performance of "candombe": a dance that came to Uruguay together with African slaves, during which locals gather around a bonfire and move to the rhythm of large painted drums. The neighborhood is often called Barrio Reus after Spanish businessman Emilio Reus, who created workers' homes that were later remodeled by Italian artists and painted in shades of pink, blue, green, yellow, purple, orange, and red. Look for the square with a bust of Carlos Gardel, the most famous figure in the history of tango. Avoid the neighborhood at night and play it safe by keeping your cameras concealed. By using our Montevideo trip maker app , you can arrange your visit to Barrio Sur and other attractions in Montevideo.
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  • Perhaps because one lives almost permanently watching the neighborhood. It is no big deal. Only by the Bohemian who claim to have. Not it is entertaining or even beautiful. ... People not recommended in summer hours oara walks. Only at Carnival and a few days... not be... will be in luck.
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  • My parents and sister visited him yesterday in daylight hours (i.e. was not at night). Assaulted them: someone tried to snatch the wallet to my mom, and when my father trying to help her, pushed him to the floor with such force that it broke his shoulder. I do not recommend this ride at all.
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  • Together with Palermo are the two most representative of the scene of the Carnival in Montevideo neighbourhoods, groups playing or preparing your drums are
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