Hotel Carrasco (under renovation)
Street map of Carrasco
Location of Carrasco in 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.
Part of the seafront avenue along Carrasco is named Rambla Tomás Berreta and across it stretches the beach of Carrasco.
Its main street Alfredo Arocena, named after its founder, ends at the beach.
The Carrasco Creek separates this neighbourhood from Canelones Department.
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.
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, Preuniversitario Carrasco, Scuola Italiana di Montevideo, The British Schools and the Uruguayan American School, which has 32 nationalities amongst its 300 students. 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
- Stella Maris Parish Church, Gabriel Otero 6489 (Roman Catholic)
- Parish Church of St. Joseph of the Mountain and St. Teresa of Jesus, Havre 2179 (Roman Catholic, Carmelites)
- Montevideo Temple, Bolonia 1722 (Latter-Day Saints)
- Barrios of Montevideo
- Carrasco Polo Club, which despite its name is best known for rugby
- Estadio Charrúa, a football and rugby union stadium located in the barrio, which also serves as headquarters for the Uruguayan Rugby Union
- Hotel Carrasco
- Montevideo Cricket Club, another multisport club, formerly based in Carrasco.
- Carrasco Lawn Tennis Club
- Carrasco International Airport
- "Saint Patrick's College Official website" (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 November 2012.
- "Preuniversitario Carrasco Official website" (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 November 2012.
- "Scuola Italiana di Montevideo Official website" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 1 November 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2012.
- "Uruguayan American School Official website". Retrieved 16 November 2012.
- Carmelites in Uruguay (in Spanish)
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