The coastal avenue along Malvín is called Rambla O'Higgins and across it is Playa Malvín, the beach of Malvín; the area was once a very popular resort. Malvín is named after Juan Balvín. Over time, the expansion of the city resulted in a major building development in the neighborhood, which increased markedly in size to become one of the fastest growing areas of the city. The price per square metre in this area is one of the most expensive in the city (along with areas like Carrasco, Punta Gorda, and Punta Carretas). The barrio is includes the formerly separate barrios Malvín Nuevo and Malvín Viejo.
Places of worshipEdit
- Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Church, Michigan 1645; with an added brick expansion by Eladio Dieste (Roman Catholic)
- Parish Church of St Bernadette Soubirous, Av. Italia 4318 (Roman Catholic)
- Parish Church of Jesus the Mercyful, known also as "Parroquia de Belén"; Zaragoza 1971 (Roman Catholic, Charismatic Renewal)
- Pérez, Martín; Cantos, María José (1 January 1989). Guía de Montevideo. Unión de Ciudades Capitales Iberoamericanas, Sociedad Estatal para la Ejecución de Programas del Quinto Centenario (Spain), Fernandez de la Hoz. ISBN 978-84-404-5884-1. Retrieved 14 February 2012.
- "Nuestro Barrio". Colegio y Liceo John F. Kennedy. 20 July 2010. Retrieved 14 February 2012.
- Parroquia de Belén (in Spanish)