Villa Epecuen was once a popular Argentinian spa town and resort on the shore of a salt lake south of Buenos Aires, but this came to an end on 10 November 1985, when the town was flooded. After a period of heavy rains, the lake overflowed and surged through the retaining wall built to protect the town. Residents and tourists were forced to evacuate as homes and buildings were submerged under almost 10m (33ft) of salt water.
Now, 30 years after it was flooded, the water has evaporated, and the drowned town has risen from the waters. Villa Epecuen has become a popular tourist attraction again, as people come to take in the eerie apocalyptic atmosphere. IBTimes UK presents photos of this real-life Atlantis.
In 2014, Scottish street trials cyclist Danny MacAskill visited Villa Epecuen and performed stunts among the ruins:
This article was first published
on November 10, 2015