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El Abrazo

Av. General Flores 272, local 2 | entre Ituzaingo y Washington Barbot, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
+598-98427822
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Type: Shops
Owner description: "El Abrazo" (The embrace) is a Cultural Shop aimed to spread uruguayan Culture through Music, Literature, Photography and Design. From this little... more » Owner description: "El Abrazo" (The embrace) is a Cultural Shop aimed to spread uruguayan Culture through Music, Literature, Photography and Design. From this little spot we embrace those who make our lives more pleasant and we salute those who enjoy cluture in its different forms! « less
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This was a wonderful shopping experience. We enjoyed the knowledgable and helpful young woman managing the store very much.

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Yankton, South Dakota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Guillermo runs a great bookstore cum CD shop specializing in Uruguayan music. He is one of the only person we met in Colonia that could speak a very good English, and we learnt so much from him. We loved knowing about Cadumbe and Murga music. We found one of the most helpful books about Uruguay, and we have been referring... More

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Punta del Este, Uruguay
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We happened to find El Abrazo by chance but the charming owner, who also speaks good English, quickly found the music of a Uruguayan Tango singer that we had seen live two nights before. He also played us some other music and we left happy with two CD's and two books. The store is small but filled with well chosen... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

A very sympathetic shop to stop by if you are interested in some quality local music, books and a few artisan souvenirs… The owner is very friendly and helpful, we've spend almost an hour listening to different bands from Uruguay, he also recommended us a few places to eat which were quite good! I'll sure go back next time i... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

If you are looking for helpful advice and informed suggestions about Uruguayan music this is the place to visit. The service is friendly and attentive - and you will have the chance to listen to sample tracks from many different albums before making your purchase. There is also a good selection of books available.

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Arlington, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

It is always refreshing to find someone so knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and passionate about what they do. This small store in Colonia has CDs, art, and small gifts. They specialize in everything Uruguay. We spent 20 minutes listening to different CDs and artists. The owner of the shop gave the history on all of the artists and was able to narrow... More

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