Atlantida | Uruguay

Atlantida is located at a distance of 45 km  from Montevideo.Its market, beach, art, tourism and hotels are some of the qualities that make this city a important point of Uruguay.

Atlantida was founded in 1911 with the urban plan design made by the engineer Juan Pedro Fabini.
Warding the beauty of its coast is the construction of the Eagle made by Juan Torres for the businessman Natalio Michelizzi (1899 - 1953) that also made the Planet Hotel which is right there in Atlantida. The beginnings of this city are similar to Piriapolis, an important businessman bought large land and then he splited the batch and sold its to the first settlers, actualy the population is over 5500 habitants.

Many Uruguayan artists felt attracted by its gentle beach that is protected of winds cuming from the east giving calmness to the shores of this city. The opencast theater with its summer events gathers crowds at night. The center of the city invites you to get an ice cream or eat in a restaurant after of take a walk at the  fairs full of staff  handmade by craftsman, finally you can try your luck at the Casino or go to dance at the nightclubs.

Concisely Atlantida is a complete tourist spot for people of all ages and tastes.


This week's challenge:

Sunset at the beach of Atlantida Uruguay.

Prado Hotel

The Prado Hotel of Montevideo is a place where we have up to take tea with friends in the afternoon. It's Located in the "Prado" park , one of the most important parks in Montevideo for being place of buildings that make history such as the Blanes Museum, Surrounded by the landscape of that park there is the hotel that attracts as many tourist as Uruguayans.

At its origins the hotel was built by the architects Juan Veltroni and Jules Knab and it was opened on 15 September 1912 , then it was re-modelled in order to build a ballroom, in 1998 the architect Fernando Giordano was commissioned to do the last reforms in which their squares were built, as shown in ours images this squares are used by people as a skate-park or other entertainment. The fountain was designed by the French sculptor named Cordier Henrie .

The Prado Hotel is now considered a National Historic Landmark , it was witness of important events because it is widely used for meetings of the national orchestra and other events. It was visited by great personalities such as Prince of Wales that later was named as Edward VII and the American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

For more information we recommend you visit that page: Prado Hotel

Expert advice: After a walk at the Prado park we recommend not to miss the tea time in the hotel in the late afternoon about 5:00 pm , remember that it's closed all the Mondays