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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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  • The historic building stands out among the other 18 July Avenue. It is possible to meet the interior with a guided tour.
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  • building that stands out in the corner of the main square, but only that. You would come well a washing of face, revalue it.
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  • I was told that this was a must-see in Montevideo and I got a personal tour in English from Joaquin who took me to each accessible floor and gave me the history of the building. It is amazing how this...  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.
  • Terrible
  • Emblem of Montevideo despite the deterioration.
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