Puerto de Piriapolis

Piriapolis, Uruguay | C.1916

Photo Credit: Alejandro Acosta

This port has endured a variety of obstacles to get to where it is today. During construction in the early 1900s, not once, but twice it was destroyed by mighty sea storms, causing significant delays in completing this essential sea structure. But once the seas calmed, the structure was completed thanks to local stones from Cerro San Antonio (a local mountain) and granite from Cerro Pan de Azúcar (translated to Sugar Loaf Hill), making this port stand out from the rest.

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