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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Palacio Salvo Reviews
Edificio emblemático de la ciudad de Montevideo que no falta en la foto de ningún turista, por mas despistado que este. Es bastante parecido al Barolo de BsAs, pero la implantación y el tamaño los hac... more »Iconic building of the city of Montevideo that is not missing in the photo of any tourist, no matter how clueless this. It is quite similar to the BsAs Barolo, but the implantation and size makes them different, they are not twins. There are guided tours in search of ancient ghosts, soon you will have my opinion.
This is one of those places you can either quickly visit, or stay for a few hours in the local shops or restaurants. If time is an issue, 20-30 minutes will be sufficient as long as you have good walk... more »
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