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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  • I would recommend the visit of this building with a similar one from the same architect in Buenos Aires. It is a nice visit of 1 hour with a little bit of history about the building, the city and nice...  more »
  • In my opinion it is much more imposing than its twin located in the nearby city of Buenos Aires, perhaps as cornerman. There are tours to meet him on the inside. and the pictures that you take from the plaza's in front is ideal!
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  • Is it possible to write a review saying that the guides tried, but there wasn't much to see? The building on itself is nice, in a beautiful city like Montevideo. You get a lot of information about how...  more »
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