The Municipality of Montevideo invited citizens to participate in the act that will start the activities of the Creole Week, so today I rule you can enter free of charge from 10 to 13:30. From April 10 to 17, the Administration organizes the 95th edition of the Montevideo Creole Weekwhich this year incorporates more activities inside and outside the Rural del Prado grounds, generating a new experience for those who traditionally visit it.
This classic Tourism week event, which is visited by more than 80,000 people, for 2022 offers innovative proposals compared to its previous editions.
Admission will be enabled at 10 am every day and general tickets can be purchased at local Abitab from all over the country or at the venue’s ticket offices at a single price of $220. Girls and boys under 12 years of age can enter for free.
On Sunday, April 10, free admission will be enabled for the public from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The opening ceremony, which will be in the ring and will be attended by Mayor Carolina Cosse, will take place at 1:00 p.m.
Cultural and traditional proposals
Creole Week offers a diverse and numerous billboard of shows that take place simultaneously, with more than 100 live artists distributed in four stages: Zitarrosa, Molina, Sampayo and Amalia de la Vega.
The presence of Washington and Cristina, Majo and 13, Catherine Vergnes, Carlos Malo and La Polkeria, Sonido Caracol, Milongas Extremas, Luana, El Club de Tobi, Christian Cary, 4 En Línea, Florencia Núñez, Maia Castro, Jorge Nasser Banda and Edú Pitufo Lombardo.
In addition, dozens of payadores and payadores participate, and there will be an amateur dance contest.
Along with the artistic proposals, the activities in the ring are added, which will be from 13 to 18 from Monday 11 to Sunday 17 April. On Sunday, April 10, they will begin at 2:00 p.m.
a new Creole
In this edition of the Creole Week, the Intendancy offers different activities and services, with the aim of generating a new experience of enjoying this traditional event. That is why they can be carried out from procedures to tastings.
was created the space 360, where queries about its different services are answered. Also, there is a digital services area where can you get the STM cards or Free Montevideocreate your user in ID Uruguay or request the adherence to the bag programamong other benefits.
Do they work fairs integrated by different enterprises that the commune supports through its Mypes Unit, the Fortalecidas program, the Cedel incubation programs and through its Social and Solidarity Economy Unit.
There is a great gastronomic offer with foodtrucks and spaces for tasting products, ranging from food to wine. In addition, the mobile unit of the food education program was installed Uruguayan cuisine.
For the environmental program of the Municipality “Greener Montevideo”, in La Criolla, 30 sorting points and an ecocenter were installed to deposit the mixed or recyclable waste that is generated. Reusable cups are also delivered along with the ticket.
The youngest can enjoy a children’s space which has games and other entertainment and recreational proposals for free access, such as: climbing, zip line, balance bridges, throwing bridges and ping pong table.
The Health services of the Intendancy are transferred to La Criolla: free HIV tests are carried out and vaccination against covid-19, among other benefits.
In turn, for the first time in this event, the commune installed a care service for people experiencing situations of gender violence, which will work all week. Guidance and psychosocial and legal support are provided.
The Creole Week not only has proposals within the premises of Lucas Obes and Buschental Avenue, but also extends its borders.
The public may choose to rides through the Prado, or starting from this neighborhood towards other places in Montevideo such as the rural area.
To do this, you can choose between Touristic buswhich will be free with admission to the event, a special electric transport line or through walk tours.
There is also a stage, from April 11 to 15, at the Prado Rose Gardenwhere different artists perform in the evening hours.
From April 10 to 17 there will be a fair on María Eugenia Vaz Ferreira Avenue, with 30 stalls from different areas.