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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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  • The Palacio Salvo building was complete in 1928 and sits in Montevideo, Uruguay, located at the intersection of 18 de Julio Avenue and Plaza Independencia. You get amazing free views from across the p...  more »
  • You cannot miss the architectural beauty of this building. It is designed in the 1830's by Carlo Zucchi, whose inspiration came from Rue de Rivoli, Paris. Our guide informed us that there are apartmen...  more »
  • The building is located at the intersection of 18 de Julio Avenue and Plaza Independencia. It was designed by the architect Mario Palanti, construction was completed in 1928 and has a height of 95 m. ...  more »
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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.