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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  • It is the second time I do this tour and the quality has gone down abysmally. It started more than 15min late, it was overcrowded, the explanation was absolutely dull... Due to the large amount of.....  more
    It is the second time I do this tour and the quality has gone down abysmally. It started more than 15min late, it was overcrowded, the explanation was absolutely dull... Due to the large amount of.....  more »
  • Roman, Gothic, Indo fusion. Worth the stride for couple of hours and enjoy the sunset if you time it. Interesting stories to listen. 
    Roman, Gothic, Indo fusion. Worth the stride for couple of hours and enjoy the sunset if you time it. Interesting stories to listen.  more »
  • If you are walking or doing a city tour and end up in the downtown area this is a building worth studying. I had no idea of the connection with Dante’s Divine Comedy but do now. Really worth going... 
    If you are walking or doing a city tour and end up in the downtown area this is a building worth studying. I had no idea of the connection with Dante’s Divine Comedy but do now. Really worth going...  more »
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  • I love the tour at the Barolo Palace!!! Just a nice experience to see a unique building and its history. The tour was about an hour an a half total, it is slightly pricey compare to other museums but its worth it. You get to go to the top of the building and get really awesome view of BA.
  • A magnificent example of art déco architecture, a building inspired to Dante's comedy, a collection of technological feats (such as a projector capable to exchange messages with Montevideo..).. definitely a visit worth its cost. I'd like to visit it again by night.
  • It's definitely a tourist trap. You either have to book a tour or a really overpriced, fixed menu to be able to go to bar at the top of the tower. The view is great but if you sit inside, you can barely see it since the windows are tiny.
  • The building itself is amazing I'd recommend taking a look around. However the tour advertises itself as bilingual Spanish and English, and we found that it was very heavily weighted to be a Spanish tour. Our tour guide spent 15-20 minutes introducing the building in Spanish and then said only a few words in English on the way to the lifts, when we asked what else had been said in the introduction we were told they didn't have time to speak as much in English as the Spanish speakers outnumbered the English speakers. Seems like they need to split the tour into English or Spanish, not a combination.
  • Amazing building! Interesting historical place. Nice roof top to enjoy breakfast, lunch, tea or dinner. Amazing views!

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