Prado, Montevideo

Prado is a barrio (neighbourhood or district) and a major public park in Montevideo, Uruguay. Together with Nueva Savona, they form the Prado - Nueva Savona composite barrio. Prado is also the name given to all the park areas on both sides of Miguelete Creek, limited by the bridge of Agraciada Avenue over the river to the south and by Millan Avenue to the northeast.

Prado
Barrio and park
The Prado Park
The Prado Park
Streetmap of Prado - Nueva Savona
Streetmap of Prado - Nueva Savona
Location of Prado - Nueva Savona in Montevideo
Location of Prado - Nueva Savona in Montevideo
Coordinates: 34°51′50″S 56°12′9″W / 34.86389°S 56.20250°W / -34.86389; -56.20250Coordinates: 34°51′50″S 56°12′9″W / 34.86389°S 56.20250°W / -34.86389; -56.20250
Country Uruguay
DepartmentMontevideo Department
CityMontevideo

LocationEdit

As a barrio, it is a residential neighbourhood of mansions on tree-lined streets built in the early 20th century. It shares borders with Capurro to the southwest, La Teja to the west, Belvedere to the northwest, Paso de las Duranas to the north, Aires Puros to the northeast, Atahualpa to the east and Bella Vista to the south.

In its north end, it extends into Paso de las Duranas, with a northeast extension into Aires Puros, where the Juan Manuel Blanes Museum and the Japanese Garden are located.

The parkEdit

The park of Prado, known as Parque Prado is an important venue for the citizens of Montevideo. attractions are Rosedal, a rose garden, fountains, and monuments. Miguelete Creek flows through the park.

Part of the park is the "Rural del Prado", an exposition centre and fairgrounds.

The barrioEdit

The barrio is home to three soccer stadiums, José Nasazzi Park, Federico Saroldi Park, and Alfredo V. Viera Park where the Bella Vista Athletic Club, River Plate Athletic Club, and Montevideo Wanderers soccer teams, respectively, play their games.

The Prado barrio is home to the Carmelitas Church, the Castillo Soneira and many other beautiful old villas.

Places of worshipEdit

This neighbourhood is full with Christian temples of very diverse denominations:

See alsoEdit

ImagesEdit

 
The Botanic Garden in Prado Park

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