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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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  • Twin Palace for one that is in Montevideo, will often give piano concerts. The building is magnificent, from the time that Argentina was a big country
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  • We take the guided tour, AR$ 200, is a very well structured tour where they give you a view of the history of the building and its original owners as well as the philosophy of the construction. Between lifts and stairs you reach a vantage point and the lighthouse building in which you have a nice view of the city.
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  • The Palacio Barolo, of the great architect Italian Mario Palanti, is a wonderful work to visit. With every detail designed to the maximum, its constant aluciones to the Divine Comedy Dante Alighieri whom arq. He admired deeply. Don't miss to visit it. It has very interesting guided visits.
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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.