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Palacio Legislativo, Montevideo

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Government Building Tourist Spot
Built in imposing neoclassical style, Palacio Legislativo serves as the seat of the national parliament. Completed in 1925, the palace features 50 different types of marble and ranks among the city's most famous landmarks. Admire the stately exterior, complete with columns and intricate carvings along its facade. Join in on a guided tour, offered daily in English while congress is in session: you'll get a glimpse of the building's interior, and also learn more about the inner workings of the bicameral legislative system. Check with the information desk inside to reserve your spot. Palacio Legislativo is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Montevideo Edition.
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Where to stay in Montevideo

Montevideo's central neighborhoods offer plenty of hostels for budget-minded travelers, as well as a good selection of mid-range hotels for visitors looking for a bit more space and privacy. Luxury rooms are harder to come by, especially if you arrive without a reservation. If you want to indulge your every desire, your best bet is the waterfront area, where you can find four- and five-star hotels offering all the modern amenities you need, including complimentary bicycles and car rental services.
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  • Construction started at beginning of 1900, inauguration in 1925, now a monumental place. Best parliament building, great photos, best place if you want to lose your steps in the ''Pasos perdidos'' cha...  more »
  • This is an enormous structure with interesting and ornate decors. Its construction started in 1904, designed by architects V. Meano and G. Moretti. The sculptor, J. Bellini created numerous allegorica...  more »
  • Such a beautiful place. If you want to go to Uruguay, you need to go to this place. You can take a lot of beautiful pictures there.  more »
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  • This is one of the most iconic buildings of Montevideo. This area is very quiet and there are not many people around.
  • If you leave your cellphone at the entrance, you can visit it. It's small and cute inside, massive from the outside.
  • One of the most iconic buildings in Montevideo. The area is a bit sketchy.
  • Nice architecture, but the surrounded area need repairs.
  • A must visit in Montevideo. One of the iconic buildings of the city.