Carrasco, Montevideo

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    Carrasco: One cannot visit...

    by MVMT Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Carrasco: One cannot visit Montevideo without driving to the town of Carrasco. The traditional hotel is flanked by the marble statuary that was discovered in 1916, and serves as a monument to traditional customs and decor. Among the famous statues are La Vendimia, El Acecho and La Espina.

    In the center of town is the Plaza de la Armada and further, toward the beach, is the Dámaso Larrañaga Zoological Museum. Originally founded as a bar, the site was also once dedicated to cabaret before becoming a museum devoted to oceanography and fishing.

    The Aduana de Oribe customs building, famous during the siege of Montevideo (1843-1851), offers a magnificent view of the Bay of Puerto de Buceo. The walk takes us past the Artigas boulevard, the greens of the golf club and the attractive Rodó Park.

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    by Shakermaker Updated Sep 6, 2003

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    You mustn't pass by one of Montevideo's most exclusive towns, Carrasco. This is a residential area with great houses and really relaxing.

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