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Palacio Barolo, Buenos Aires
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Survey the streets of Buenos Aires from a lighthouse atop Palacio Barolo, a 22-storey building designed by Italian architect Mario Palanti. The landmark, which at the time of its construction in 1923 was the tallest in the city, now houses shops, offices, and studios. Constructed in tribute to Dante's "Divine Comedy," the building features a concrete facade and three distinct sections representing heaven, purgatory, and hell (we assume the offices are in the "hell" section). Climb to the top of the iconic palace to enjoy dramatic views over the city. Put Palacio Barolo into our Buenos Aires tour planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Buenos Aires.
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  • A place that should not be missed. We did the night tour. Veronica super nice guide. Thank you!
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  • A way to know about my city. Buenos Aires from 100 meters and know the history that inspired Luis Barolo to build similar architectural beauty more than 100 years ago. Some of the architectural banners more cute in Buenos Aires. The Guide gives the tour in Spanish and English and lasts approximately 2 hours. Excellent and very comprehensive!
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  • The place has its Majesty if one manages to transport yourself to the moment which was built, but more beyond the ground floor and the dome of the 4th floor, or the lighthouse on the top floor there's not much more to rescue. We hire the visit of 22, a fiasco, does not show anything unusual, it is much more expensive that afternoon (250 against 150) and time and the information provided is the same. The guide was tired, wanted to finish and was a machine to speak on what already had scheduled its libretto. Several people asked questions, and in addition to not answer in the best way, in the majority of cases I avoid to give answer. More beyond that say that if still want to visit the place do so during evening hours, because it not only is 100 pesos cheaper per person, but they can see better outside to go out onto the terrace and also the Lighthouse is not otherworldly. No volvería a repeat visit and not is if you recommend it, unless they are eager to visit the place.
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  • Wonderful people for a wonderful building in a very good shape. We were just two in our tour (so, it was private), our guide was super friendly and we got to see every square centimeter of the building, alone! She spoke slowly so that I could translate in French to my mother every sentence. Take the early morning tour 10AM, it is the best because no one take them! Thank you very much for that great morning!
  • Wonderful building. Lovely and ineresting tour. Amazing views.
  • Muy lindo edificio
  • An iconic building from Buenos Aires. Try to visit the lighthouse in the roof!
  • Must see classical office building from 1923 completely inspired by Dante Alighieri's Divina Comedia. Guided tours from Monday to Saturday (except Tuesdays) in the morning and afternoon. Also possible to visit at night for a higher fee from Wednesday to Saturday at 8 pm with a Tango show included in the entertainment on Wednesday and classical music on the other nights. Amazing views of the city center from the lighthouse on top.