The SpaceThe house is at the foot of the Sierras de Animas one of the most beautiful places in Uruguay for those who like nature. In a small town of less than 1,000 population with over 100 years of foundation; 30 km from Punta del Este, Montevideo 80 km, 10 km from the beach, 1 Km Solis River. Guest Accessrent a private bedroom with double bed and extra bed: For two or three people. Shared: bathroom, living room, kitchen, garden, barbecue. The owner will live in the house with the guests, it is not renting all the house. Interaction with Guestsnecessary and demand of the guest. The NeighborhoodSierra de las Ánimas is a hill range which starts in Lavalleja Department of Uruguay and extends south into Maldonado Department where it includes one of the highest peaks of Uruguay, the top of Cerro de las Ánimas 501 metres (1,644 ft), near the towns Gregorio Aznárez and Las Flores. It is the only elevated landform of volcanic origin in Uruguay. Getting Arounddirect by car or buses from Montevideo, Punta del Este, Carrasco Airport Other Things to Notesome History //
Pueblo Aznárez was founded by Mr. Gregorio Aznárez born in Villa Mendigorria (Navarra), Spain is 1860. Descendant of a noble family, he and his family emigrate to Uruguay due to the Third Carlist War.
At the age of 28 years old Gregorio Aznárez was already involved in different commerce activities: He participated in the first Uruguayan exports to Brazil of flour, cereals and leather. Two years later he made the first tests of rice growing and sugar beet.
His connection with the sugar industry dates back to 1891, when he met the engineer Luis Torrosella, which had obtained the concession to refine sugar in Uruguay, and French Félix Giraud, who settled in Montevideo's first sugar refinery, called Eastern Refinery.
Aznárez was asked to choose the place where to start growing sugar beet.
He took a journey of 50 days riding a horse around the departments of Canelones, Maldonado and Rocha.
Aznárez finally found the best place where to grow the sugar beet in the department of Maldonado. "(...) this area was chosen because it was the only place protected from the migratory lobster, that used to destroy crops when they came from Brazil (...) This area was ideal (because) it is sorrounded by the sea and by the Sierra de las Animas which the migratory lobster do not crossed. "
(Gregorio Aznarez Betchold, his grandson).
In 1900 Gregorio Aznárez married Julia Simondino and had four children: Maria Paulina, Gloria, Alejandro and Julio Gregorio.
Years later, Julio Gregorio Aznárez will take control of the company and participate in the period of greatest prosperity for the town.
After his dead in 1959, the settlement of "Estación La Sierra" was named "Gregorio Aznárez" and its status was elevated to "Pueblo" (village) by the Act of Ley Nº 12.630.