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Villa Muñoz

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Villa Muñoz

Villa Muñoz - Retiro
Emilio Reus Str. in Reus al Norte
Emilio Reus Str. in Reus al Norte
Street map of Villa Muñoz
Street map of Villa Muñoz
Location of Villa Muñoz in Montevideo
Location of Villa Muñoz in Montevideo
Country  Uruguay
Department Montevideo Department
City Montevideo

Villa Muñoz - Retiro is a barrio (neighbourhood or district) of Montevideo, Uruguay.


  • Location 1
  • Landmarks 2
  • Places of worship 3
  • See also 4
  • Notes 5
  • External links 6


This barrio borders Aguada and Reducto to the west, La Figurita to the north, La Comercial to the east and Cordón to the south.


Villa Muñoz - Retiro is home to the Reus al Norte, a picturesque and historic housing area. Main streets crossing the barrio are Defensa Str., Hocquard Str, Dr. Juan José de Amézaga, with Arenal Grande being the main shopping venue. Villa Muñoz has a big majority of Jewish inhabitants and is therefore considered "the Jewish barrio of Montevideo".

The former prison for women of Miguelete Street (closed since 1986), the Estrella del Norte, located in the southwestern edge of the barrio, had its west wing restored and transformed into a contemporary art exhibition area, the Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo,[1][2] which opened to the public in June 2010.

Places of worship

See also


  1. ^
  2. ^
  3. ^ Saint Pancras (Spanish)
  4. ^ Parish and Sanctuary of Our Lady of Mercy (Spanish)

External links

  • Intendencia de Montevideo / Historia de Villa Muñóz
  • Intendencia de Montevideo / Historia del barrio Goes
  • Revista Raices / Historia del barrio Reus al Norte (Villa Muñóz)
  • Revista Raices /Historia del barrio Goes

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