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“Experience the "real" Uruguay” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Barrio Sur

Barrio Sur
Montevideo, Uruguay
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Montevideo City Tour
Ranked #56 of 81 Attractions in Montevideo
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Owner description: The unique sound of candombe – a Uruguayan musical rhythm – is best experienced on weekends in the Barrio Sur, the center of Montevideo’s African Uruguayan community.
Byron Bay
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“Experience the "real" Uruguay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

Walking around Barrio Sur you can feel the real Uruguay, with people mostly of African/Indian origin. The plaza is interesting, where the people tend to hang out.
Just turn down Zelmar Michelini from 18 de Julio and walk about 5 blocks and you will arrive at Plaza Medillin.
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Visited February 2012
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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“Fantastic Atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

Although there is actually nothing specific that you have to visit, the athmosphere is what's worth feeling. You will see colorful houses and many people rehearsing "candombe", uruguay´s most typical carnival exppression. very interesting and different, if you are looking for a change and want to give it a rest to visiting museums.

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“Trees, Patios, and Friendly People”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

Strolling around Barrio Sur almost makes you homesick - it is so friendly and happy - dogs and children and cafes and shops along tree lined avenues.

Visited December 2011
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