El Dique San Roque Y El Embudo, Villa Carlos Paz

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Designed to supply fresh water to the capital, El Dique San Roque Y El Embudo harnesses the waters of several rivers. When the original dam on this site, finished in 1886, proved a failure, engineers built a new one in 1944. Most of the original still remains, since efforts to blow it up were unsuccessful. The dam makes for an interesting view whether the water level in the reservoir is low or high. When the water rises, you can see it fall into the funnel and create a whirlpool effect. Low waters, on the other hand, give you a view of the top part of the original dam. Catamarans run on the reservoir and can take you to see the dam, though for safety reasons you cannot go too close. Plan to see El Dique San Roque Y El Embudo and other attractions that appeal to you using our Villa Carlos Paz itinerary planner.
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  • We went with my spouse and my baby for 6 months in the catamaran that leaves Uruguay bridge, cost US $250 per person. Along the told us of its construction and the mansions on the shores (although it did not mention the clandestine detention 'Funnel', a grief Center). The truth is that the first dam was a work unique and very useful, impressive ride and our engineers. Highly recommended ride
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  • A trip very good, to make her boat, guides tell you the history of the Lake and the construction of impeccable form, when the condition returns safe
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  • After visiting him three times, this the the first dam was running in full since the Lake was a lot of water. We were surprised by this impressive engineering work, but more when we saw to the spent water from the dam to the turbine forming the tail of the bride. IMPRESSIVE!
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