Cerrito, Montevideo

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Cerrito de la Victoria
Santuario Nacional del Cerrito.jpg
Street map of Cerrito de la Victoria
Street map of Cerrito de la Victoria
Location of Cerrito in Montevideo
Location of Cerrito in Montevideo
Coordinates: 34°51′23″S 56°10′9″W / 34.85639°S 56.16917°W / -34.85639; -56.16917Coordinates: 34°51′23″S 56°10′9″W / 34.85639°S 56.16917°W / -34.85639; -56.16917
Country Uruguay
DepartmentMontevideo Department

Cerrito, officially Cerrito de la Victoria, is a barrio (neighbourhood or district) of Montevideo, Uruguay. Most of the barrio is on a hill (cerrito is Spanish for "hill") on which is the very remarkable church named Santuario Nacional del Cerrito. This hill was the seat of the temporary government of General Oribe during his siege of Montevideo.


Cerrito de la Victoria borders Aires Puros to the west, Las Acacias to the north, Pérez Castellanos to the east, Bolívar and Brazo Oriental to the south.

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The neighbourhood has two sports clubs, who share a large rivalry; the Clásico del Cerrito is contested between Club Sportivo Cerrito and Rentistas.[1]

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