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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  • Winding roads after a not that long drive from the village, will take you out here. It blasts out a lot of water which all ages will find impressing. There is a couple of small restaurants out here, s...  more »
  • The dam is old and beautiful, with a large intake. Several little shops and restaurants at the dam for drinks and food. Free parking lot with police guard on east side of dam before the stores and res...  more »
  • Great place to visit (for free)! When the late is full, you can see the water passing through the funnel. Only thing is that the regional places there are not so higienic (watch out!)  more »