Pittamiglio"s Castle, Montevideo

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Admire an impressive Modernist landmark, cultural center, and museum at Pittamiglio"s Castle, home of architect Humberto Pittamiglio from 1910 until his death in 1966. The building's design was an ongoing process intentionally left unfinished when Pittamiglio died. Consider the symbolism of the curious sculptures curling around the main building, and take a tour of the interior to see oddly shaped rooms, doors that lead to nothing, and interesting color and material choices. The life of the architect remains the source of much mystery, and the museum addresses several rumors that surround the man and his work. Put Pittamiglio"s Castle and other Montevideo attractions into our Montevideo day trip website , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Particular construction which belonged to Humberto Pittamiglio, who was Minister of public works at the time of the President Feliciano Viera, conveniently located facing the Rambla Wilson and the Vidal Street, its imposing structure reveals the inclinations of its former owner and his passion for Alchemy. The winged victory of Samothrace placed on the prow of a boat in front of the Castle points out the infinite sea and his love for the element water. Staircases leading to nowhere, great openings of carved wood, beautiful stained glass windows and majestic tower are intended to indicate a path of transformation. It is an esoteric building, which should be visited with time to discover or try to decipher their countless symbols. Worth a visit it without trouble and see the inside of the rooms. Able to enjoy its restaurant and perhaps coincide with a magic show.
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  • For residents or visitors who are going to be several days, it is worthwhile to know him. It is a different place, with a logic that only can be understood if you are interested in the history of Alchemy and the alchemists.
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  • Amazing place!!! a visit not to be missed for that is in Montevideo. A place quite mystical and interesting for all audiences. If you are interested in the mystical and unknown will be enchanted with the atmosphere of this place along with the history and energy of the place.
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  • A very strange man designed this house. The tour was bit much all around. A lot of it seemed pretty made up, like someone wrote their Art History masters thesis about this place. Seems like the folly of a rich family's self-styled architect. Make sure to come on December 21, though, so you can see the magic letter T on the floor of one of the rooms...
  • This is an amazing place to visit, in front of the river with an incredible story. There is a guide visit at 5 pm. The price is $150Uruguayan pesos. The bad thing is that they don't speak English just Spanish.
  • Perfect place for whom likes history e and magic air.
  • Beautiful museum, not to miss when in Montevideo! Watch out for the hours of the guided visits.
  • Amazing place full of symbols and diagrams. Short guided tours after 17:00 are very recommended.

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