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Palacio Barolo, Buenos Aires

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Architectural Building Tourist Spot
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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  • Unless you've seen the bigger one in Montevideo that is, guided tours only, well worth it, especially if you like hanging out of balcony windows over a sheer drop, delightful, if you get vertigo dont ...  more »
  • Loved the tour. We went for the 6 pm one and got to witness an exquisite sunset. I felt we had stepped back in time. The views from the rather precarious lighthouse on top are staggering, and I felt a...  more »
  • We were so disappointed. Our family trekked all the way over to Palacio Barolo and they had made our reservation on the wrong day (last week). They took about 4 days to respond to email and gave no co...  more »
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  • 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 :-)
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Impressive structure worth see more of!
  • Wonderful building. Lovely and ineresting tour. Amazing views.