Punta Gorda, Montevideo

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Punta Gorda
Plaza de la Armada
Plaza de la Armada
Street map of Punta Gorda
Street map of Punta Gorda
Location of Punta Gorda in Montevideo
Location of Punta Gorda in Montevideo
Coordinates: 34°53′30″S 56°4′55″W / 34.89167°S 56.08194°W / -34.89167; -56.08194Coordinates: 34°53′30″S 56°4′55″W / 34.89167°S 56.08194°W / -34.89167; -56.08194
Country  Uruguay
Department Montevideo Department
City Montevideo

Punta Gorda is a barrio (neighbourhood or district) of Montevideo, Uruguay. It takes its name from the promontory of Punta Gorda.


It borders Malvín to the west, Las Canteras to the northwest, Carrasco Norte and Carrasco to the northeast and the coastline to the south. The coastal avenue along Punta Gorda takes on the names Rambla O'Higgins and Rambla República de Méjico, across which are the beaches Playa de los Ingleses and Playa Verde.


On top of the promontory is a square which is also a park, the Plaza de la Armada (formerly known as Plaza Virgilio) and it is a tourist hotspot. Another notable sight is the Molino de Perez, a historic watermill, now housing a cultural centre.

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  1. ^ Augustinians in Uruguay (Spanish)
  2. ^ Augustinians in Uruguay (Spanish)

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