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I fell in love totally with this small, witty, perfectly located shop. The books, limited in... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2016
Queretaro, Mexico
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Cultural shopping in Uruguay

This was a wonderful shopping experience. We enjoyed the knowledgable and helpful young woman... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2014
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23 Mar 2016
“Serendipity ”
22 Aug 2014
“Cultural shopping in Uruguay”
"El Abrazo" (The embrace) is a Cultural Shop aimed to spread uruguayan Culture through Music, Literature, Photography and Design. From this little spot we embrace those who make our lives more pleasant and we salute those who enjoy cluture in its...more
Avenida General Flores 272 | Local 2 del Club Plaza, Colonia del Sacramento 70000, Uruguay
+598 91 719 171
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Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

I fell in love totally with this small, witty, perfectly located shop. The books, limited in quantity but exceeded by its quality content, fills everyone's needs and imagination.

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

This was a wonderful shopping experience. We enjoyed the knowledgable and helpful young woman managing the store very much.

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Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

Guillermo runs a great bookstore cum CD shop specializing in Uruguayan music. He is one of the only person we met in Colonia that could speak a very good English, and we learnt so much from him. We loved knowing about Cadumbe and Murga music....More

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Reviewed 19 January 2014

We happened to find El Abrazo by chance but the charming owner, who also speaks good English, quickly found the music of a Uruguayan Tango singer that we had seen live two nights before. He also played us some other music and we left happy...More

Date of experience: January 2014
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Reviewed 16 December 2013

A very sympathetic shop to stop by if you are interested in some quality local music, books and a few artisan souvenirs… The owner is very friendly and helpful, we've spend almost an hour listening to different bands from Uruguay, he also recommended us a...More

Date of experience: December 2013
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

If you are looking for helpful advice and informed suggestions about Uruguayan music this is the place to visit. The service is friendly and attentive - and you will have the chance to listen to sample tracks from many different albums before making your purchase....More

Date of experience: November 2013
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Reviewed 22 January 2013

It is always refreshing to find someone so knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and passionate about what they do. This small store in Colonia has CDs, art, and small gifts. They specialize in everything Uruguay. We spent 20 minutes listening to different CDs and artists. The owner of...More

Date of experience: January 2013
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