Punta Carretas skyline
Street map of Punta Carretas
Location of Punta Carretas in Montevideo
Punta Carretas shares borders with Parque Rodó and Pocitos to the north, while from east south and west, it is delimited by the coastline, which boasts the magnificent Rambla (seaside avenue): Rambla Presidente Wilson to the west, Rambla Mahatma Gandhi to the east.
In its west side, this barrio is home to the park called Parque Rodó with all its southern extensions (Canteras del Parque Rodó, Teatro de Verano, Lago del Parque Rodó), to the ground of the Faculty of Engineering, as well as to the Golf Club de Montevideo and the Holocaust Memorial, while in its east side, it is home to the Punta Carretas Shopping (mall), the Sheraton Hotel, the Parque Villa Biarritz and the Juan Zorrilla de San Martin Museum. Its southern part ends in the cape of Punta Carretas, also known as Punta Brava, which gives the name to the barrio. At the tip of the cape is Punta Carretas Lighthouse, built in 1876.
Places of worship
- Parish Church of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, popularly known as "Iglesia de Punta Carretas" (Roman Catholic)
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- Intendencia de Montevideo / Useful data / Punta Carretas
- Intendencia de Montevideo / Parques y Plazas / Parque Rodó (about the park, not the barrio)
- Revista Raices / Historia del barrio Punta Carretas y Parque Rodó
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