Images from the Penarol neighborhood, Montevideo, Uruguay. On the early days of glory in Penarol (Montevideo, Uruguay), there were among other activities, a recreation center founded by the british to host social and sports activities for the workers and their families. In 1975 many of the establishments of Penarol were declared national monument. Today the municipality is investing over 800 thousand US dollars in the course of repairing and preserving the theater and movie theater. The project is due by year end 2011.