Atlantida - close to the International Airport

Trip Start Jul 20, 2011
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Trip End Dec 09, 2011


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Hotel Cabanas
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Beach, Zoo, Fishing, Heated Pool

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Atlántida is a resort town of the Costa de Oro in the Department of Candelones, 45 kilometres (28 mi) east of Montevideo. It is located on route 1-A, near the junction with Route 11.
It started in the beginning of the 20th century as a resort for the
elite class of Montevideo and remained so until the mid 1950s. Today it
is mainly a middle class resort with more than 4,600 permanent
inhabitants.The first plans of a resort in the area were drawn in 1911 and in the
next year the parcelling and selling of plots began. In 1913 the Hotel
Las Toscas was built near the beach,which in 1915 took on its actual name, Atlántida.Dieste's Church of Christ the Worker, built in 1958-60 "El
Águila" is an enigmatic and attractive stone building that gave rise to
several legends, from a smuggler's haven, a Nazi observatory and a
"cosmic energy centre". It was built by Michellizzi, who originally
called it "La Quimera". For a while, La Quimera was used by Michellizzi
as meeting place with friends and to spend long hours of reading in
solitude. After he died, the building and its gardens deteriorated.
Michellizzi also founded one of the first hotels in the area,The beaches of Atlántida are frequented by mainly by wealthy
Uruguayans. They are characterized by being bordered by pine trees. the
main beaches are Playa La Brava and Playa La Mansa. La Mansa is ideal
for families, since the water is very calm, whilst La Brava typically
has much rougher currents and is very popular with young people who
enjoy water sports. These beaches are completely deserted in the winter
months.

 

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