Palacio Legislativo, Montevideo

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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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  • August 16, 2017
    The tour is very interesting and allows you to meet one of the most beautiful places of Montevideo. First check the timetables.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Very nice building, worth the visit for your interior (visit pays). On the outside it has the possibility of beautiful pictures.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Worth a visit, even if in a quick. The night is more beautiful still by the lighting. Has parking and is easily accessible, though not so close to the Center. It is possible to tour the building by the value of $90.
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  • March 5, 2017
    This is one of the most iconic buildings of Montevideo. This area is very quiet and there are not many people around.
  • March 8, 2017
    If you leave your cellphone at the entrance, you can visit it. It's small and cute inside, massive from the outside.
  • December 28, 2016
    One of the most iconic buildings in Montevideo. The area is a bit sketchy.
  • June 7, 2016
    Nice architecture, but the surrounded area need repairs.
  • February 17, 2016
    A must visit in Montevideo. One of the iconic buildings of the city.

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