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Only for carnival

If not for carnival I won't suggest anyone to hang there, as the place is not especially dangerous... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2016
Pingare
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Florence, Italy
Barrio Sur

Barrio Sur is a very colorful neighborhood, wonderful original music, worth a visit with friends... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2013
2013Lucifer1
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Herzliya, Israel
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7 Feb 2016
“Someone tried to steal my bag”
20 Jan 2016
“Only for carnival”
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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.
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Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

We were walking along here on our way to dinner one night when I thought the architecture was nice so took a photo. There were a few young guys hanging around, but I thought nothing of it. When we walked a couple of hundred meters...More

1  Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 21 January 2016

If not for carnival I won't suggest anyone to hang there, as the place is not especially dangerous, but neither safe as well.

1  Thank Pingare
Reviewed 14 October 2015

If someone asks you the time, don't pull out your phone, don't look at your watch. Just say "I don't know" or better yet, ignore him, find a cab ASAP, and get out of there. I came here, as I'm sure many others did, because...More

3  Thank Jer B
Reviewed 14 November 2013

Barrio Sur is a very colorful neighborhood, wonderful original music, worth a visit with friends and family.Typical music and decoration. You won't find it anywhere else.

1  Thank 2013Lucifer1
Reviewed 10 April 2013

As a neighborhood it is okay....an every day neighborhood like so many in the city. Some run down buildings, others renovated....not a pretty neighborhood per se with very little if any parks and green, but when the carnival is on, it is bubbling with tradition...More

2  Thank Latitude33
Reviewed 18 January 2013

Amazing neighbourhood, with such a great history. Going on saturdays and sundays while the "comparsas" are rehearsing is a MUST in Montevideo! Candombe is the best that the city has to offer, and it's all in there. And it's one of a few neighbours which...More

1  Thank Pepe T
Reviewed 6 November 2012

I don't like Candombe, but it must be great for tourists to check that out! It's a tradition here in Uruguay, and drums are played on saturdays or sundays.... Be careful if you go there during the night!

5  Thank Nachito P
Reviewed 25 April 2012

The most famous time of the year to visit here is during the Carnival, in February. The neighborhood itself is interesting all the year round, since it has lots of houses from the first half of the 20th century or even earlier.

1  Thank FaustinaT
Reviewed 11 March 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...More

3  Thank Kanan A
Reviewed 15 February 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...More

1  Thank Andrea C
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