Pocitos Nuevo

Located about 6 km. Downtown Montevideo is the Pocitos Nuevo neighborhood, formerly known as La Mondiola neighborhood. A small coastal area that delimits Pocitos and Buceo, which still preserves many dyes of the old City of Montevideo, not having completely transformed into a neighborhood of tall buildings and modern buildings, thus maintaining many one-storey houses and high-rise houses.
The architectural identity of the neighborhood is quite peculiar, because although there are currently several projects under construction, there is a large number of old buildings, very well maintained that differentiate it with the neighborhoods that were almost entirely made new, with high and modern constructions. In addition to the beauty that gives this aspect to the neighborhood, the beautiful coast with which account, further harmonizes the area.
The gastronomic offer and services that the neighborhood possesses are increasing more and more, having large areas with close proximity, such as Montevideo Shopping, which makes the area a place of constant commercial growth. The arrangement of the neighborhood is different from the others, the streets do not maintain a perfect geometric system, with parallel streets and of similar size, on the contrary, it has a large number of diagonals and small streets, which added to the numerous squares with what counts the area, make Pocitos Nuevo, a truly unique neighborhood and worth knowing.
Pocitos Nuevo was the neighborhood of great people in Uruguayan history over the years, some of them were Juana de Ibarbourou, Alfredo Castellanos, Zelmar Michelini, Horacio Ferrer, Eduardo Galeano, Federico García Vigil, “Panchito” Nolé and María Luisa Torrens, to name a few.
Several sports and social institutions had their place in the neighborhood throughout history, today, as the main emblem of the area is the Club Banco República, which is non-profit and acts as one of the preferred activities of young people, with sports, social activities, recreation and learning.
The waves of immigrants had their place in the neighborhood, since it hosted Spanish, Italian, Armenian and Jewish residents, who joined the lives of “blacks” and Creoles who already resided in the area, forming a conglomerate of cultures that gave life and a very particular imprint to the neighborhood.
For its architecture, the layout of its streets and the beautiful coast that counts, Pocitos Nuevo, or La Mondiola, is undoubtedly a place to visit, for which to walk and appreciate an unusual architecture in our city.

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