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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  • The Palacio Salvo was opened in 1928. With its 95 m and 27 floors was the tallest Tower in South America for several years. The architect of this building is the same who designed the Palace Barollo Buenos Aires, hence your such resemblance. It is possible to climb to the top of the building in a guided tour, the cost is 200 pesos. It's worth it.
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  • We could host us in the building and it was a peculiar experience. Synthesis of modern and classic, historic symbol. In part, very worn, but a lot of people live on it, or companies work on site, with good accommodations. Own parking, but no access from the inside of the building, passing through reform. Elevators and 24 hours Concierge. Offers guided walks.
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  • I went to the guided visit, arrive late to last and they offered me to do only the terrace and the last floor, very good, charged me half, with the possibility of paying the other half the next day and make the guided visit (I couldn't), lifts seemed bad to me
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  • Good place to visit while in Montevideo. Great architecture.
  • 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.
  • Iconic building. A must see.
  • Nice
  • It is the architectonic icon of montevideo

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