One of the most historic coastal neighborhoods is the Buceo neighborhood, a very large area bordering neighborhoods such as Pocitos, Batlle Park, La Blanqueada, Unión, Malvín Norte, and Malvín, which is characterized by beautiful views of the Rio de la Plata and It has a very picturesque architecture.
Diving is crossed by several arteries that connect the eastern part of Montevideo with the most central areas, such as Avenida Rivera, Rambla Costanera and Avenida Italia. This makes the population density increase over time and, added to the fact that its immense coastline was part of many historical events, the Buceo neighborhood always had an influence on what was the settlement of Montevideo.
The aforementioned Buceo coastline has one of the most extensive beaches in Montevideo, with the particularity that houses the historic Puerto del Buceo, where, for example, the English fleets landed in 1807, with all that this entails.
This event led to years later in the arms uprising at the hands of Admiral Guillermo Brown, which was an isolated event since this sector of the Rio de la Plata was conquered by other Europeans, this time the Spaniards.
Later in the rich history of the neighborhood we find the installation of countless wharves and salons, in addition to the Customs characteristic of a coastal area. The Buceo district housed innumerable fishermen and many houses were built there, in addition to the current Diving Cemetery in 1872.
At the time of which we spoke, Buceo was a spa, not the most luxurious or extravagant, but many middle class people visited the area as a holiday resort. Such is the case that in 1939 the Uruguayan Yacht Club was built. Continuing with the growth of the area it is important to highlight buildings that were modifying the physiognomy of the neighborhood, with the implementation of the Pan American Building, and much later in time the Shopping Center that we currently know as “Montevideo Shopping”.
At the moment the Buceo District continues with its building expansion, being able to find in it, an immense quantity of buildings of houses, of good category, even more those that stay in the Rambla Costanera, with a constant development.
With regard to recreation, Buceo has many gastronomic places, as well as museums and monuments, some of them are the Oceanographic Museum, which is installed on the Rambla, the monument to the “Greetingman”, and countless squares and small parks.
Undoubtedly we can say that Buceo is one of the neighborhoods with the highest population density, and the proximity to all the points of the city, makes that go up.
Museo Aduana de Oribe: Rbla. Armenia 3975, esq. Gral. Roberto Riveros. Tel.: 2622 1480
Museo Naval: Rambla Charles de Gaulle s/n, esq. Luis Alberto de Herrera Tel.: 2622 1084
Museo Oceanográfico: Rbla. República de Chile 4215 Tel.:262 20258
Yacht Club Montevideo: Puerto del Buceo, Tel.:2622 12 21