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Llamadas Carnaval: Dance and Celebrate!

Dance and celebrate traditions in Montevideo’s Llamadas Carnaval! Get a better understanding of the stories and history behind this annual celebration.

USD $68.00

Per Person

Dance and Celebrate in Montevideo’s Llamadas Carnaval!

Join us on a night tour of Montevideo, as we bring you to the Llamadas Carnaval, part of the list of traditions and festivities in Uruguay.

The Llamadas Carnaval, made official by the City Hall of Montevideo in 1956, is a parade comprising of contingents of Negros and Lubulos. Its name comes from the colonial era, and represents the call made by Afro-descendants brought as slaves when they began to meet, whether it was for festivities, or to deal with certain social issues. Back then, it was customary for a couple of drums from each group to go out on the streets playing candombe and gradually, a group was put together to celebrate the Carnaval season in the country.

Each contingent of drummers is formed by at least 50 drums, which comes in 3 different types: chico, repique and piano. Besides that, each of this contingent also has a dance group and a great variety of characters that symbolize all the African tradition and culture that this popular Uruguayan show has behind. Imagine what a festive sight it will be, to be able to participate in this tradition.

So what are you waiting for? Come join us now!


  • Dance with drums and traditional music
  • Get a better understanding of African culture in Uruguay

Tour Information

Duration: Half day (Tour starts at night)
Start/End location: Montevideo, Uruguay
Availability: January to March

What’s Included

  • Tour guide

What to Bring

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes


Montevideo, Uruguay

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Montevideo, Uruguay -34.905900, -56.191400

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