Pittamiglio"s Castle, Montevideo

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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  • A guided tour very well explained, with all the details of a very full history and mystical place.
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  • Building Ing Humberto Pittamiglio kept in permanent construction and changes until his death. Beautiful combination of styles, alchemical symbolism and other branches. Current excellent state of conservation. It is worth visiting it 100% and return every now and then
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  • If you are walking or driving along the Rambla in Punta Carretas and Pocitos, you can't miss this odd, eccentric building with a reproduction of the Winged Victory of Samothrace projecting out as if f...  more »
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  • Awesome place, a lot of interesting secrets inside... Must visit!
  • 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.
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