Playa de Pocitos
Share
mail
License license
loading...
Loading ...

Panoramic photo by Emilio Campi - 360 Total EXPERT Taken 13:32, 15/12/2011 - Views loading...

Advertisement

Playa de Pocitos

The World > South America > Uruguay > Montevideo

  • Like / unlike
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down

Pocitos é um bairro de classe média-alta da cidade de Montevidéu. Considerado por muitos montevideanos o "bairro da moda", nele estão localizados vários cafés e restaurantes chiques. Um dos locais mais freqüentados e privilegiados da cidade também se localiza aí: a famosa praia de Pocitos. A orla do bairro também é muito utilizada pelos moradores para caminhadas, para passear com seus cães, paquerar ou simplesmente para tomar mate e ver o pôr-do-sol.

O bairro Pocitos está localizado às margens do rio da Prata, em torno à praia de mesmo nome. Essa praia deve seu nome à época em que as lavadeiras iam até ela, aproveitando suas areias limpas para lavar a roupa, fazendo poços. Como muitosa barrios montevideanos, teve sua origem como um povoado independente, logo absorvido pelo crescimento da cidade.

Caracteriza-se por uma arquitetura de edifícios com 10 a 15 andares que rodeiam o estuário do Rio da Prata, especialmente em torno da praia, convivendo com algumas casas antigas, ainda que em 2007 já não há mais do que algumas poucas casas devido à pressão imobiliária e o alto valor dos terrenos. Cada vez mais está se transformando em um lugar autônomo do centro da cidade, com todos os serviços comerciais, bancários e profissionais imprescindíveis para seu funcionamento. No que diz respeito à gastronomia, se destaca pela grande variedade de lugares especializados em diversos tipos de comida internacional e típica de diferentes países. Além de sua variada rede comercial, possui dois grandes centros comerciais que agrupam centenas de lojas de alto nível. Com cerca de 70 mil habitantes, é o bairro mais densamente povoado de Montevidéu.

comments powered by Disqus

Nearby images in Montevideo

map

C: Armenia Square, Montevideo, Uruguay

by Fernando da Rosa Morena, 830 meters away

The Plaza Armenia is located in the neighborhood of "El Buceo" in Montevideo, Uruguay. Near the Yacht...

Armenia Square, Montevideo, Uruguay

D: Uruguayan Yacht Club

by Fernando da Rosa Morena, 960 meters away

The Yacht Club of Uruguay is located in the Rambla de Montevideo, Uruguay, in an area called "Puerto ...

Uruguayan Yacht Club

E: Gomensoro Square

by Fernando da Rosa Morena, 1.1 km away

Gomensoro Square is located in the neighborhood of Pocitos in Montevideo Uruguay. Its front faces the...

Gomensoro Square

F: Centenario stadium, Amsterdam Tribune by Around Studio

by Gastón González Massini, 1.9 km away

Centenario stadium, Amsterdam Tribune by Around Studio

G: Amphitheatre of the floors of the Hospital de Clinicas

by Fernando da Rosa Morena, 2.2 km away

Amphitheatre of the floors of the Hospital de Clinicas "Dr. Manuel Quintela" while you are teaching a...

Amphitheatre of the floors of the Hospital de Clinicas

H: Amphitheater floor 13 of the Hospital de Clinicas "Dr. Manuel Quintela"

by Fernando da Rosa Morena, 2.3 km away

Amphitheater floor 13 of the Hospital de Clinicas "Dr. Manuel Quintela" corresponding to the chair of...

Amphitheater floor 13 of the Hospital de Clinicas "Dr. Manuel Quintela"

I: Hall floor 14 of the Hospital de Clinicas "Dr. Manuel Quintela"

by Fernando da Rosa Morena, 2.3 km away

Hall floor 14 of the Hospital de Clinicas "Dr. Manuel Quintela" in the same you can see a vending mac...

Hall floor 14 of the Hospital de Clinicas "Dr. Manuel Quintela"

J: Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Flow Cytometry

by Fernando da Rosa Morena, 2.3 km away

Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Flow Cytometry, Clinical Hospital "Dr. Manuel Quintela" universit...

Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Flow Cytometry

This panorama was taken in Montevideo, South America

This is an overview of South America

South America makes up the southern half of the Americas and a large part of Latin America. It's home to the world's longest mountain range, biggest waterfall and largest river -- even these mammoths pale in comparison to the stunning variety of life forms thriving in the rainforest.

To the northwest, off the coast of Ecuador, lie the Galapagos Islands, which are unique for hosting species not found anywhere else on earth. These were the subject of study for Charles Darwin in his theory of evolution, which he himself said will require proof in every single case.

The main languages in South America are Spanish and Portugese, which basically tells you which European countries colonized the place. The South American wars of independence took place over two decades in the early 19th century, led by Simon Bolivar of Venezuela and Jose san Martin of Argentina.

Following liberation from Portugal and Spain, South America took off into its own development, capitalizing on the rich deposits of oil, gold, copper, silver and tango musicians.

Brazil is the largest country in South America and home to one of the world's best parties, Carnaval. Have you heard of samba music? How about bossa nova? Maybe dancing for three days straight?

I can't say enough good things about South America. All the world's continents have amazing secrets and treasures laying in wait for your discovery, but in South America... just have a look at our pictures while you're waiting for online confirmation of your plane tickets to hit your inbox.

Text by Steve Smith.

Share this panorama