Neighborhood File

Pocitos

The upscale neighborhood of Pocitos is one of the most modern and vibrant areas of the city. It is set along the coast, close to the Riverfront (Rambla) and it offers a very nice view of the bay and a wide and long beach. For than 100 years Pocitos Beach has been the most popular of the city, thanks to its proximity to Montevideo downtown.

In the 19th Century Pocitos was one of the first beachside resorts of South America. The name “Pocitos” means little wells, originating from a time when local laundry-women would dig small wells in the sand to get fresh water.
This neighborhood was given the name of Nuestra Señora de los Pocitos in 1886. Trams began to run in 1906 by S.C. de M (Sociedad Comercial de Montevideo – Montevideo United Tramways) creating links between neighborhoods and downtown and bringing hundreds of visitors to the first beach restaurant and hotel "Gran Hotel Pocitos", which was partially destroyed by a windstorm in 1923. 

By the 30’s Pocitos was already a very famous beachside resort and residential area. Urban development impacted positively on roads making access to other neighborhoods possible, and also spurring construction of houses and promoting growth.  Currently, Avenida Brasil and Bulevar España are considered the most important avenues in this neighborhood.

Eventually residences grew in number thanks to the efforts of housing developers Bello and Reborati, who influenced by Medieval Mediterranean architecture, constructed more than 400 houses in 1920’s in Pocitos. These houses are so special that each one is unique. By 1946 the number of buildings and houses exceeded the number of constructions in downtown, especially after the enactment of the Horizontal Property Act.
Pocitos is also home to many buildings of architectural interest, with works of Walter Pintos Risso, Luis García Pardo, Raúl Síchero, among others. Currently, the average cost of property sold per square metre in Pocitos is unsurprisingly the highest in Montevideo.

Although many beautiful houses remain standing, this beautiful neighborhood is characterized by apartment buildings and towers along the beachfront and avenues. You can find a great variety of cafes, international restaurants and entertainment as well as banks, schools, and designer shops. Today Pocitos is the most densely populated neighborhood of the capital city. During the summer, the beach is the definite star, and in winter you can stroll along the Riverfront which is a gathering place for lots of people, do gym, cycle or roller skate, or just enjoy a beautiful sight.

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Castillo Pittamiglio: Phone: 27101089 | Address: Rambla Ghandi 633, Pocitos, Montevideo

Plaza Trouville: Address: Rbla. Naciones Unidas y 21 de Setiembre, Pocitos, Montevideo

Plaza Gomensoro: Phone 27116940 | Address: Rambla Ghandi y Federico Abadie, Pocitos, Montevideo

Iglesia de San Juan Bautista, San Juan Bautista Church: 
Tel: 27080014 | Address: Domingo Tamburini 1210, Pocitos, Montevideo

Playa Pocitos (Pocitos Beach): 
 Rbla. Rep. del Perú entre L.A. de Herrera y Juan María Pérez

Solano Antuña street: Outstanding architecture

Museo Naval: 
Tel: 26221084 | Address: Rambla Charles de Gaulle s/n esq. L.A. de Herrera, Pocitos, Montevideo

Parador Kibon: Address:
 Rambla Pres. Charles de Gaulle entre Basilio Pereira y Marco Bruto.

Puertito del Buceo: Address: Rambla Armenia y 26 de Marzo

Yacht Club: Address
: Avda Rep. Federal de Alemania

 

Montevideo Shopping: Tel: 26221005 | Dirección: Luis A. de Herrera 1290, Montevideo 11300

Micenas Mall: Tel: 27083638 | Dirección: Avda. Brasil 3072, Montevideo 11300

21 de Setiembre y Ellauri: 
Dirección: 21 de Setiembre entre Berro y Luis de la Torre, Montevideo 11300

26 de Marzo y G. Pereira: Dirección: G. Pereira entre Tamburini y Chucarro, Montevideo 11300


Fellini Ristobaretto: Phone: 27069252 | Address: José Martí 3408, Montevideo, 11300

La Vitamínica: Phone: 27080707 | Address: Benito Lamas 2864, Montevideo, 11300

Tandory Restaurante: Phone: 27096616 | Address: Libertad 2855, Montevideo, 11300

Che Montevideo: Phone 27106941 | Address: Rbla. Naciones Unidas, Montevideo, 11300

Pocitos 10: Phone: 27071010 | Address: Pedro F. Berro 1348, Montevideo, 11300

Parrillada Trouville: Tel: 27076779 | Address: Alejandro Chucarro 1031, Montevideo, 11300

La Casa Violeta: Tel: 26287626 | Address Rambla Armenia 3667, Montevideo, 11300

La Pasiva: Phonel: 27071700 | Address: Benito Blanco esq. Av. Brasil, Montevideo, 11300

Dakota Restó: Phone: 27161510 | Address 21 de Setiembre y Luis de la Torre, Montevideo, 11300

Expreso Pocitos: Phone: 27081828 | Address: Benito Blanco 956, Montevideo, 11300

Restaurante Museo Montecristo: Phone: 27101744 | Address: Francisco Vidal 638, Montevideo, 11300

Walrus: Phone
: 26280593 | Address Luis E. Lecueder 3536, Montevideo, 11300

Parrillada La Vaca: 
Tel: 26225077 | Address: 26 de Marzo 3572, Montevideo, 11300

Burlqesue: Phone:
 26232808 | Address L. A. de Herrera 1136, Montevideo, 11300

Panini's: Phone
: 26221232 | Address: 26 de Marzo 3586, Montevideo, 11300

Restaurante Amarras: Phone: 
2628 4185 | Address: Avda Rep. Federal de Alemania, Montevideo, 11300

 

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