Palacio Salvo, Montevideo

3.8
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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  • It is the first construction that you see when you arrive at Independence Square, the building and an imposing that does not want to take your eyes!! A classic construction carried out between 1923 and 1925. We only know the building from the outside and it's still worth it.
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  • We made the guided tour and although the beautiful architecture on the outside, the interior part has undergone many modifications and has lost its beauty, besides being in very bad conditions. There are about 3 stops and the 21 floor although the view is beautiful, the place is well abandoned, not worth the guided tour. We paid about R $25.00 or 200 pesos, and only the outside visit would be valid.
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