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Barrio Peñarol – the “New Manchester” of Uruguay

Who would have imagined that one of the most popular football teams in Uruguay took its team colours from the world’s first steam …

Carillon in Cerro Colorado

The bell tower in the middle of nowhere

In deepest Uruguay lies a little town called Alejandro Gallinal. Though everyone calls the town Cerro Colorado or Red Hill and there’s no …

Rural schools in Uruguay designed by Eladio Dieste

Those unmistakable rural schools in Uruguay

In the 1960s, a philanthropist and an engineer set about replacing “school shacks” in the poorest, most remote parts of Uruguay. They …

Get THE architecture guide to Montevideo

Montevideo has stunning architecture. I always tell people to take a walk along the main avenue, 18 de julio – not for …