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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 Palacio Salvo stands on one of the corners of the Independence Square and has a stunning architecture. There is the option to conduct guided tours and meet your interior and a little more of your story.
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  • It is opposite the Plaza Independencia. It is a beautiful Palace, perhaps the most famous postcard of Montevideo. At the time it was one of the tallest buildings in America (more than 20 floors) and it is said that in a bar that formerly existed on the ground floor, the famous tango La Cumparsita was played for the first time. Without a doubt, it is a very special place.
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  • Is of the places that you must visit for its architecture and its unique beauty! Tourists are naturally without nobody directed them.
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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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