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Candombe Tour
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US$ 8
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
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Be seduced by the rhythms, dance, color, and magic of one of the most popular musical traditions of Uruguay when you take this fabulous candombe tour around south Montevideo.

What is candombe?

Candombe is an important Uruguayan cultural tradition involving drumming music and dance and is a principal feature of Montevideo's carnival. The rhythms and colors of this performance have their roots in the fusion of African slave music and traditional European folk dance. Modern-day candombe is accompanied by drumming music and other instruments such as guitar and piano.

Candombe Tour

We will meet up in Independence square in the heart of Montevideo. From there, we will take an agreeable walk through the historic Barrio Sur neighborhood. Our guide will lead you through the district and tell you all about its history and close links to the important Uruguayan tradition of candombe.

After hearing all the secrets and fascinating facts about the musical performance, we will head to a candombe workshop where you will learn to play catchy rhythms and dance to the upbeat music.

Finally, we will head to the practice rooms of a well-known local candombe troupe, where you will witness their rehearsals for the official Montevideo Carnival competition, the most important event in the country's calendar.

Once the rehearsal has come to an end, we will end our tour of Barrio Sur and bid farewell.

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Price

Per person
Tour in English
US$ 8

Tour in English

  • Per person

    US$ 8

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks en english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks en english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

Included

English, Spanish, and Portuguese speaking guide.

Traditional candombe drumming and dance workshop.

Access to the rehearsal of a professional candombe troupe.

Guided tour of Barrio Sur.

When to book?

You can book up until 24 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

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Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

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US$ 8
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Salvo Palace