Buceo neighborhood

Buceo is a neighborhood located in the southeast of the city of Montevideo, Uruguay, along the coast of Rio de la Plata, east of Pocitos and west of Malvin. Its main areas are the coastal promenade and Rivera Ave.

Its boundaries are to the West Avenues Luis Alberto de Herrera and Avenue 26 de Marzo, Comercio Avenue to the East, to the North the Italia Avenue and to the south the Rio de la Plata.

Buceo describes two pronounced Coast accidents: the small bay of Puerto del Buceo, and the wide beach of Buceo.
The area is called Dive of Light since 1752 due to divers who participated in the rescue of the cargo of a sunken ship. In its beach landed the British besieged and took Montevideo in January-February 1807. In May 1814 the revolutionary fleet commanded by Admiral William Brown Argentina beat the royal navy. Shortly, after the Spanish surrendered Montevideo.

View of the beach Buceo
In the nineteenth century springs were installed, salting, customs and port Oribe, fishermen, homes and the cemetery (1872).
Grew in the twentieth century as a resort, in 1939 installed the Yacht Club Uruguayo, in 1958 and 1985 Pan American Building Montevideo Shopping Center. Next to it raised the towers of the World Trade Center Montevideo and housing complexes installed in sets of towers that changed the face of the area.
La Rambla Armenia with its square completes the urban landscape of Puerto del Buceo.

At the point where the gully described a sharp corner, stands a building in Arabic style, current seat of the Oceanographic Museum “Damaso Antonio LarraƱaga” . Originally was designed as a nightclub (it was known as “the cabaret of death” , by the proximity of the Cemetery of Diving) . La Isla de las Gaviotas marks the border with the neighborhood Malvin.