Pocitos neighborhood

Pocitos is a neighborhood in the city of Montevideo, capital of Uruguay.
The neighborhood of Pocitos is located on the coast of Rio de la Plata (which at this point has a high level of salinity and waves, and its waters are clear due of its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean), around the same beach name.

This beach takes its name from the time when the laundries came to the beaches, taking advantage of the clean sand to wash their clothes.
Like many neighborhoods of Montevideo, it had its origin as an independent town but then it was eventually absorbed by the growth of the city.
It is characterized by an architecture of apartment buildings of 10 to 15 plants bordering the estuary of the Río de la Plata, especially around the beach, hanging out with some old houses.  It is the place chosen by the middle and upper class of the Uruguayan society.

Pocitos is increasingly being transformed into an autonomous place in the city center, with commercial banking and professional services necessary for its operation.

In terms of cuisine Pocitos is known for the variety of restaurants specializing in different types of international and typical food from different countries.

It also has its diversified sales network, two major shopping centers that bring together hundreds of shops of the highest international level.  With about 70 000 inhabitants, it is the most densely populated neighborhood of Montevideo.