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Carrasco, Montevideo

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Carrasco, Montevideo

Carrasco, Montevideo
Barrio
Hotel Carrasco (under renovation)
Hotel Carrasco (under renovation)
Street map of Carrasco
Street map of Carrasco
Location of Carrasco in Montevideo
Location of Carrasco in Montevideo
Coordinates:
Country  Uruguay
Department Montevideo Department
City Montevideo

Carrasco is a barrio (neighbourhood or district) in Montevideo, Uruguay. Located on the city's southeast coast, the barrio was originally an elegant seaside resort. However, it eventually became the city's most exclusive suburb. Carrasco is regarded as one of the most expensive barrios in Montevideo, and features a wide range of architectural styles.

Contents

  • Location 1
  • Demographics 2
  • Education 3
  • Places of worship 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Location

Carrasco borders Punta Gorda to the west, Carrasco Norte to the north, Canelones Department to the east and the coastline to the south.

Part of the seafront avenue along Carrasco is named Rambla Tomás Berreta and across it stretches the beach of Carrasco.

The Carrasco Creek separates this neighbourhood from Canelones Department.

Demographics

Carrasco residents, tend to be the most well cultured and educated sector of the city, although other barrios like Punta Carretas also share that type of demographics.

Education

Although there are no universities in the area of Carrasco, this barrio (together with adjacent Carrasco Norte) is home to many independent schools including: Woodlands School, Saint Patrick's College,[1] Preuniversitario Carrasco,[2] Scuola Italiana di Montevideo,[3] and the Uruguayan American School, which has 32 nationalities amongst its 300 students.[4] Education in Carrasco, has proven to be one of the best if not the best of the whole country, having among its students a long list of presidents and politicians, as well as very important business men and women.

Places of worship

See also

References

  1. ^ "Saint Patrick's College Official website" (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Preuniversitario Carrasco Official website" (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Scuola Italiana di Montevideo Official website" (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Uruguayan American School Official website". Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  5. ^ Carmelites in Uruguay (Spanish)

External links

  • Intendencia de Montevideo / Useful data / Carrasco
  • Intendencia de Montevideo / Historia del Carrasco
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