Palacio Salvo, Montevideo

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Originally planned as a luxury hotel, Palacio Salvo instead became an unusual mixture of private apartments, offices, music studios, and radio stations. This Gothic-style palace from 1928 was initially topped with a lighthouse, later replaced with an antenna that raised the height of the building to 100 m (328 ft) and made it the tallest building in South America. Officially, tourists are not allowed inside the building unless they rent an apartment within the exclusive tower section on the 14th floor. Ask the concierge or one of the tenants to give you a brief tour of the interior. Plan to visit Palacio Salvo and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Montevideo attractions using our Montevideo online travel route planner .
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  • Fundamental representative of art deco, serves as apartments of housing and labour. Not be if there are guided visits
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  • It is the icon of Montevideo and at the time was the tallest building in South America. Inside is the Tango Museum.
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  • This was also a nice place to visit with gentile people. The attendant was so nice and kind also with my kids. Unfortunately, we did not have space to do the full and complete visit and did only the j...  more »
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  • Good place to visit while in Montevideo. Great architecture.
  • Iconic building. A must see.
  • Used to be the tallest building in South America. Guided tours on request. Iconic building view of Montevideo. It is a kind of in bad shape nowadays.
  • It is the architectonic icon of montevideo
  • Historic place.

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