Parque Prado
Parque Prado
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Pause for a restful break at this tranquil park with beautiful trees, fountains, a lake and walkways.
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Marcos V
Buenos Aires, Argentina68 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2011 • Couples
El Prado is a neighborhood away from the sea (though not far away), were the high class of Montevideo used to live in the beginning of the 20th century. Later, these families moved to Pocitos and further north.

Today, there noble houses, with their great gardens, have become museums, embassies and home for ederly.

It is easy to visit the area, as part of the visit of Palacio Legislativo and Barrio Reus.

Near the intersection of Av. Agraciada and Av. 19 de Abril is where the old mansions are located. It is nice to drive around to see them. The Av. 19 de Abril have great trees too, that form a roof over it, giviing it a particular atmosfere. Near the intersection of Av. 19 de Abril and Irigoitía street is a gothic church that deserves a stop. Nearby is the Botanic Garden, the rose Garden (Rosedal), the Prado Park (with its Prado Hotel within). Nearby is the Museo Blanes, and the Museo de Antropologia. Both are nice to visit, even if you are not interested in what´s inside: both are old mansions turned into museums.
Written January 29, 2012
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Rosita S
Uruguay269 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013
Prado is worth visiting, but unless you know exactly how to get around in a car, hire a tour with a guide that will take you and show you the main highlights. You will see jaw dropping mansions and small castles belonging to families used in the past and early century as summer homes. Some great photo opportunities in homes, parks, monuments, the Rose Garden and Botanical Gardens.
Written April 10, 2013
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Mickey
Del Mar, CA1,562 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Couples
This neighborhood in Montevideo was were the upper class had their mansions build in the early 20th century. The tree lined streets are very beautiful and the old houses are very interesting to see. The parks in this area are very pretty and worth visiting as is the old houses in this neighborhood (barrio).
Written March 14, 2013
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FaustinaT
Montevideo90 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012
Delightful historic neighborhood with "quintas" (large houses surrounded by wooded grounds/gardens), a park, an old hotel now renovated as tea-room. This is the neighborhood where the Blanes Museum and the Botanic Garden are located, and also the premises for the annual cattle show. The streets are beautifully lined with trees.
Written April 25, 2012
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Ivan
Tomar, Portugal188 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012
Some of the most beautiful houses in Montevideo worth seeing for the architecture. Go to the Museu Blanes to get a feel of the interiors and gardens of these former palaces. Best to visit with a guide.
Written September 4, 2012
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,896 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Our tour stopped in this large park area at the Monument to the Last Charrua people. The statue depicts four Charruas who were captured and shockingly taken to France to be exhibited. The remains of the chief were repatriated to Uruguay for reburial among the heroes of the country. The Charruas were known as fierce warriors.
Written November 3, 2019
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daina g
Toronto, Canada129 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
Easily accessible by bus from downtown, this large park is full of beautiful trees. The park is surrounded by neighbourhoods with eclectic architecture. There was money here, probably up to the 1950s. Some emblematic homes by the architect Bello Reborati are definitely worth checking out. Hard to find a café in the neighbourhood, though.
Written March 19, 2019
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Nancy_Ottawa
Ottawa, Canada625 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Friends
I don't quite understand how this location has become #15 of the things to do in Uruguay. Prado is a very nice neighbourhood in the West side about a 20 minute drive from downtown with fancy houses, a large park and it's all safe to walk about. There are the Botenical Gardens, the Japanese Gardens and it's a short walk to the Blanes Art Museum, another very good Uruguayan art museum. There are several great events held in the park (Parque Prado) from time to time which definitely attract crowds. Otherwise, if you're in the area on the weekend it's worth a stop but I wouldn't see it as a highlight.

If you want to spend your day in a park perhaps Parque Rodo, much closer to to city centre, with a good beach and plenty of grassy picnic area across the Rambla is my favorite to wander.
Written March 4, 2017
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William J
Oslo, Norway58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
At Prado you have stylish old mansions, beautiful churches, the botanical gardens and much more. Every year around Easter you may also join in the celbration of a weeklong fair called the Semana Criolla de Prado. This is the real Uruguay.
Written July 9, 2018
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actionben
Vienna, Austria25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
the prado is a nice park outside the centre, that has a great botanic garden, split in northern and southern hemisphere, as well as in the parts of the world the plants and trees are from.

we enjoyed especially the colony of green parrots, feasting on fruits and building their nests out of twigs.
Written April 18, 2017
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