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“Lovely neighborhood”
Review of El Prado

El Prado
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Owner description: Pause for a restful break at this tranquil park with beautiful trees, fountains, a lake and walkways.
Reviewed April 25, 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.

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Reviewed January 29, 2012

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.

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