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Palacio Legislativo, Montevideo

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Government Building
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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  • The building is very nice, personally I like to see it both day and night with its lighting. The guided tour has a cost differential for domestic and overseas but is not expensive and is interesting.
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  • In the Libertador emerje with great Majesty Avda our legislative Palace. Enclosure which was opened on August 25, 1925, the Declaration of our independence day. It is a building built in carrara marble. I have had the honor of touring its corners with so much history. There our legislators are divided into two chambers, senators and deputies. It has a large library with more than 200,000 volumes. In the we can find the living room of the steps missing, he has held various activities from concerts to posthumous tributes. Traverse it is exciting because it breathes history. In each House there are called rods that at different times are enabled to be able to witness the presentations of the different legislators. It also has an annex already more modern commissions and the different offices. If you come by Montevideo is an inescapable visit do, request a guided tour and not be regret.
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  • It is a ride that can be combined with the tourist Bus, since it is one of the stops. It was exciting because the guides are very well documented, and make travel an experience: from the historical and architectural point of view. The entire building is clad national marbles of uncommon beauty. It was designed and equipped in such a way that even today doors, lamps and other elements are in their deposits to replace them in the event of damage or breakage, without having the original difference.
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  • Medio corrupto
  • Nice architecture, but the surrounded area need repairs.
  • A must visit in Montevideo. One of the iconic buildings of the city.
  • We were there on a Saturday and there was hardly anyone there. It was perfect. Details on the building a statue made it worth the 1.5 mile hike from Independence Park. A little dirty with litter.
  • hermoso edificio visitas guiadas gratis para ciudadanos uruguayos