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Malvín along the coast
Malvín along the coast
Street map of Malvín
Street map of Malvín
Location of Malvín in Montevideo
Location of Malvín in Montevideo
Coordinates: 34°53′31″S 56°6′23″W / 34.89194°S 56.10639°W / -34.89194; -56.10639Coordinates: 34°53′31″S 56°6′23″W / 34.89194°S 56.10639°W / -34.89194; -56.10639
Country Uruguay
DepartmentMontevideo Department

Malvín is a barrio (neighbourhood or district) of Montevideo, Uruguay.


Malvín borders Buceo to the west, Malvín Norte and Las Canteras to the north, Punta Gorda to the east and the coastline to the south.


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.[1] 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.

The Isla de las Gaviotas (Seagulls Islet) is a relevant birdwatching site.


The barrio contains several schools including Colegio y Liceo John F. Kennedy,[2] Liceo 31 and Escuela Experimental de Malvín.[citation needed]

Places of worship[edit]


Club Malvín is a sports club, established on January 28, 1938. The club engages in several sports: futsal, tennis, and handball, but basketball is by far the most important.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ "Nuestro Barrio". Colegio y Liceo John F. Kennedy. 20 July 2010. Retrieved 14 February 2012.
  3. ^ Parroquia de Belén (in Spanish)

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