Carrasco neighborhood

Carrasco is a neighborhood in the southeast of the city of Montevideo, on the Rio de la Plata and the stream Carrasco. Its main areas are the waterfront promenade and avenues Italia, Bolivia and Rivera.

The neighborhood’s name comes from Salvador Sebastian Carrasco, one of the first settlers of Montevideo, who had stayed in the area. Alfredo Arocena acquired the land in 1907 and in 1912 created the corporation Balneario Carrasco, a garden neighborhood designed by Frenchman Charles Thays.
The works were stopped by the First World War (1914-1918) and then continued by the municipality. In 1921 was inaugurated at the Hotel Casino Carrasco and Stella Maris Church. In its early residences were used in the summer, the inhabitants of the city center, then became permanent residences.

The district became the most luxurious residential area of ​​the city. In the north Pierre Durandeau planted thousands of trees and developed the current park Rivera. Carrasco was extended to the exclusive area of ​​Miramar, where it ran a great hotel become Naval Academy, and to the north and industrial townships such as North and Paso Carrasco Carrasco.

It is a suburb in which dwells largely upper-class city. The Hotel Carrasco is the ultimate symbol, but in 2010 is in retrofitting by the community for over a decade. La Rambla de Montevideo Carrasco is in one of its most successful from the standpoint of landscape. Carrasco beach is one of the busiest in the city.