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. Make Palacio Barolo a centerpiece of your Buenos Aires vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Buenos Aires visit planner.
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  • October 6, 2017
    We went with my wife and our daughter, great visit, a building designed to have 400 offices, was for years the tallest building (100 metres), inspired by the Divine Comedy, hell, purgatory and heaven. The visit costs 200 pesos, lasts one hour and is absolutely worthwhile, a piece of history to the buena.de the corner.
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  • October 6, 2017
    Is a not-so-obvious attraction, but was one of the tours that we like! The tour is worth every penny. The history and architecture of the building are impressive, but the view from up there is even more! We can get even with a child of 4 years, but it's hard for elderly people with mobility difficulties or claustrophobia. But the ride is worth even without this increase; make sure you do!
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  • October 6, 2017
    Palace of beautiful architecture, inspired by the Divine Comedy of Dante, its floors are divided into: Hell, Purgatory and Heaven. Mixture of styles, your dome was inspired by a hindu temple that expresses the love of Dante and Beatriche. The Palace has 22 floors, and offers a beautiful panoramic view, perfect place for pictures of Buenos Aires and selfies. We did a tour costs about RS 50 reais. Has a twin in Uruguay.
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  • May 17, 2017
    We did the evening tour in Spanish and English. Our guide was excellent, an informative and fun evening ending with nibbles and wine. Photos would spoil your fun go, enjoy :-)
  • May 24, 2017
    I joined the tour, and it was a very pleasant one. The guide was very friendly and excellent. I found the inside was just ok, nothing spectacular, but the view was worth paying for.
  • July 24, 2017
    The booking system didn't work. I got turned away and told the tour I'd booked was full.
  • September 6, 2016
    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!
  • June 22, 2017
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