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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. A visit to Palacio Salvo represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Montevideo holiday planner to plot your vacation.
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  • A beautiful building. For those who enjoy architecture's worth. Pretty imposing. Located in the Plaza Independence.
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  • One of the most beautiful views of Montevideo, the tours happen at certain times throughout the day (it's good to check before you go) and the guide makes you almost every floor of the beautiful building-including the Observatory which is located in one of the towers and also a "terraza" open overlooking the gate of the Citadel and the barrio sur. The account tab details ranging from the construction of the building at the time of tango and dances When the building was residential. Worth to see some more of the history of the city.
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  • In an impressive and well maintained central square. The square is surrounded by a hotch potch of impressive old buildings, old buildings in need of repair and semi-modern glass towers in poor repair....  more »
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  • El Simbolo de Montevideo
  • 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.
  • Bela arquitetura, voce pode fotografa-lo da praça da independencia.
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  • Emblem of Montevideo despite the deterioration.
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