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Palacio Salvo, Montevideo

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Architectural Building Tourist Spot
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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  • I had the news that the elevators were broken and it was not possible to make the tour, which costs 300 pesos. Too bad! The building is beautiful on the outside and I wish I had known more of your story.
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  • He recalls a time of splendour of this small but great country. Not only the safe Palace, which at the time was the highest in America. In Montevideo, more things you should visit.
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  • Very interesting, is a historical monument of South America. It has an excellent view of Montevideo.
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  • Good place to visit while in Montevideo. Great architecture.
  • Iconic building. A must see.
  • 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.
  • It is the architectonic icon of montevideo
  • Historic place.

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Montevideo's central neighborhoods offer plenty of hostels for budget-minded travelers, as well as a good selection of mid-range hotels for visitors looking for a bit more space and privacy. Luxury rooms are harder to come by, especially if you arrive without a reservation. If you want to indulge your every desire, your best bet is the waterfront area, where you can find four- and five-star hotels offering all the modern amenities you need, including complimentary bicycles and car rental services.
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