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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 visit of an hour and a half in a Palace among the highest of Buenos Aires and one of the oldest. Interesting to visit careful if you suffer from Vertigo and if you do struggle to climb stairs.
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  • I recommend you visit the Barolo Palace located in the heart of Buenos Aires city. Its architecture was in homage to Dante's Divine Comedy, with all of its symbolism. Booked by telephone to do so with guide, and rises by lifts from hell (ground floor) up to the sky, where - in the end - a ladder narrow, you reach its lighthouse and you get a beautiful view of the city of Buenos Aires. There are also night tours with somewhat higher prices. The visit lasts 1 hour.
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  • We visited this iconic and historic place of Bs As located in the Center, on a beautiful afternoon of January, telephone reservation required. Hire a visit guided bilingual of nearly 1.45 pm. term in charge of the Guide Hector, very friendly and helpful with all visitors. It was built by order of an Italian textile businessman called Barolo that wanted to preserve the work of the great Dante Alighieri, the Divine Comedy through this magnificent and sublime architectural work that took its construction from 1919 to 1923. Consists of 22 floors, measures 100 meters. height and 4 elevators working. Also a beautiful dome and is can appreciate in all its splendor, those styles neo-romantic and neo-Gothic in its construction. Lifts reaching 16th floor so to access the Dome (and that's the great thing of this visit) it must be done by ladder and this is narrowing as it rises on the floors, so once you reach the top, barely can be reached from narrow staircase. You finally reach the dome, where you can access various balconies to get a panoramic view of the city of Bs As simply spectacular 360º!, is one of the highest places of the city and from where you can appreciate in all its magnitude: you can see the obelisk, Puerto Madero, Congress, the Río de la Plata , etc... .for that is a gift for the senses, when one reaches the top, it is an indescribable feeling with words that overwhelms the soul... makes you want to stay hours there. Then the guide us back to reality, and makes us go up one floor, to the lighthouse, where we are protected within one capsule all glazed and with also panoramic view of 360 °. There they tell us stories and the visit is extremely fun in spite of great fatigue by having ascended 6 floors (not suitable for people with physical limitations) staircase. On the descent, they make us visit a beautiful room set as in the 1920s where the Guide Hector continues so agreeably telling interesting stories. A short walk from the most original, unforgettable, fabulous, extraordinary and special to know much history, that to which we have so accustomed to the beautiful Buenos Aires, with thousands of corners to surprise again and again.
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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.