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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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  • As soon as we reached the Plaza Independencia has already spotted this beautiful building. It was designed by the architect Mario Palanti and is currently a mixed building: commercial and residential. There is a gazebo in the twenty fourth floor, but I didn't touch them until then.
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  • Postcard from Montevideo, the Palacio Salvo was built in 1,928 and was once the tallest building in South America. Stay on Independence Square and its architecture is grandiose and impressive, and can be seen from various points of the old centre, the region in which it is located. Every half hour can be visited through monitored visits and its top the view is wide.
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  • I made the brief visit, it starts with the ascent to the Tower, which offers good views of the square and the River (especially on clear days) and continue along the terrace and some stops on the floors involve history. The guide was adequate
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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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