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Uruguay (by EMArg)

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URUGUAY




Welcome to the new thread of Uruguay, a new part of the collection of threads of the countries and cities of the world:



And this is the list of all the stuff shown in the thread, that I'll be also updating periodically, and it's sorted by Department/City and the Page Number, so that way you may find what you're looking for:



COLONIA

-Colonia del Sacramento: City Overview (Page 1)


MALDONADO

-Punta del Este: City Overview (Page 1)


MONTEVIDEO

-Montevideo: Antel Tower (Page 2)
-Montevideo: City Overview (Page 2)
-Montevideo: El Prado Neighborhood & Botanical Garden (Page 3)
-Montevideo: Libertador Avenue (P谩gina 3)
-Montevideo: Mercado Agr铆cola (Page 2)
-Montevideo: Museum of Decorative Arts (Page 3)
-Montevideo: Pocitos & Punta Carretas (Page 2)
-Montevideo: Salvo Palace (Page 2)
-Montevideo: World Trade Center Montevideo (Page 3)
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Quick City Overview: Montevideo












Department: Montevideo
City: Montevideo
Place: City Overview







The city of Montevideo is placed at the midpoint of the most relevant commercial region of Latin America, comprehended between the capitals Santiago de Chile, the Buenos Aires-Montevideo axis, and the Sao Paulo-R铆o de Janeiro in Brazil. Unlike Buenos Aires, who鈥檚 actually in front of it on the other side of the R铆o de la Plata, its roots come from the Portuguese Empire, though it was conquered later by the Spanish Crown. Montevideo was always a direct competitor of Buenos Aires. Both ports were at a very strategic area of the commerce of those times, from the 18th Century to even today. The comparison between both cities can go on for a lot of stuff: they both shares diagonal avenues who break the grid layout of streets, they have an imposing avenue who finishes at the Congress (in the case of Montevideo, the Libertador Avenue finishing at the Legislative Palace) and even two gorgeous palaces who serve as brothers and as doors to those who enter to the region, both designed by the favourite architect of Benito Mussolini called Mario Palanti. These palaces, the Salvo of Montevideo and the Barolo of Buenos Aires, are also the starting points of the History of the Skyscrapers in both cities.














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Montevideo: Salvo Palace












Departament: Montevideo
City: Montevideo
Place: Salvo Palace








The Salvo Palace is the twin building of the architect Mario Palanti in Uruguay, who designed two big entrances to the R铆o de la Plata through this building and the Barolo Palace in Buenos Aires. Both are the direct demonstration of the ambitious culture and progress of the nations at this part of the world. At the same time, the comparison between these two shows us, as a result, how they complement themselves: while the Barolo Palace has a wider range of details on its facades and interiors (surely because of the opulence of the Buenos Aires of that era), the Barolo Palace is more imposing due to its size and its location on a corner, just in front of the most relevant square of Uruguay. The legend says that two lighthouses were originally planned on the top of both buildings to connect each other through light upon the river. However, this romantic legend falls apart when you take a look at the 300 km. who separate Buenos Aires and Montevideo.














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BA's little brother/sister with a beach.....lovely indeed..:eek:kay::cool::eek:kay::uh::eek:kay::eek::eek:kay::cool::eek:kay:
Montevideo: Antel Tower












Departament: Montevideo
City: Montevideo
Place: Antel Tower








The city of Montevideo has what it probably is the most beatiful tower of Latin America: the Antel Tower (or 鈥淭orre de Telecomunicaciones鈥), designed by the famous architect Carlos Ott. It鈥檚 part of a masterplan that was never finished. Still, the complex has the main tower of 35 floors (more than 150 meters-high), a park and 3 lowrises who have the same futurist style (often used on the other work of Carlos Ott) of the main tower.













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Montevideo: Mercado Agr铆cola












Departament: Montevideo
City: Montevideo
Place: Mercado Agr铆cola








Built at the beginning of the 20th Century, the Mercado Agr铆cola (that could be translated as the 鈥淎gricultural Market鈥) is one of the main esential points of the tourist map of Montevideo. The zone where it鈥檚 placed was once a neighborhood of industries and factories, most of them reconverted nowadays into residences or office buildings. The Mercado Agr铆cola stands for its rich details on its facade but, also, for the utilization of the iron, for both the structure and several sectors of the building, a material that it usually wasn鈥檛 used at this part of the planet.













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Montevideo: Pocitos & Punta Carretas












Departament: Montevideo
City: Montevideo
Place: Pocitos & Punta Carretas








It鈥檚 interesting to take a look at Montevideo from its variety of sceneries. The contrast between the grey old buildings of the Ciudad Vieja and the colours, the palm trees and the beaches of the neighborhoods of Pocitos, Punta Carretas and Buceo is delicious. From this point of view, Montevideo was quite inteligent on how it was connected to the coast. On an attractive mix between the cities of Brazil and the cities of the very-south of South America (specially Buenos Aires), these 3 neighborhoods also have the most exclusive residences of the cities outside the Prado neighborhood. And in Buceo also lies the World Trade Center Montevideo, a huge development of modern towers and hotels who serve as the main corporate connection to the whole world.












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REALLY BEAUTIFUL CITY!!!


Uruguay is one of my favorite countries in the world... Espero alg煤n d铆a visites M茅xico

Slds!!!
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