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Palacio Salvo

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This striking building, once the highest in South America, towers over the main square, Plaza Independencia.
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Plaza Independencia 848, Montevideo 11000, Uruguay
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would recommend the visit of this building with a similar one from the same architect in Buenos Aires. It is a nice visit of 1 hour with a little bit of history about the building, the city and nice views from the top. Recommended...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank angelorum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Is it possible to write a review saying that the guides tried, but there wasn't much to see? The building on itself is nice, in a beautiful city like Montevideo. You get a lot of information about how "chic" was the winter garden and the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Flavio_Sch_1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A strange building. I had to get inside. They do have a English speaking guide. You can’t get into much of the building but worth a look round and finding out the history

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Valerie O
Reviewed 11 November 2018

I wish I had known of the building tour when we visited Montevideo. The outside form of this building is like nothing else I have ever seen.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BirdBrain99
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Beautiful views of the River and the Independence Square. the building had interventions that have nothing to do with its architecture. it also has a twin building at 1370 Avenida de Mayo, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Tours entrance thru the square , visit costs 200 $...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Norma F
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We visited the Palacio Salvo as part of a paid tour in English. They run daily at 11am for U$200 pesos per person, lasting just over 1hr. You can combine it with the a tour of the tango museum for $300 pesos, saving 50pesos. Our...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 18 August 2018

We gained access to the top of this building for a birds eye view - unfortunately the weather was not on our side. The building has interesting history.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 14 August 2018

The main square of the city. Walking tours depart from this area. Very european looking square with the surrounding buildings. This place is has interesting history to it and was glad I was able to check the scene. I would recommend going inside and grabbing...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Curtez151
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Grab a bite and enjoy the outdoors in downtown Montevideo. Lots to see surrounding the square including the locals taking a break frothier busy day.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank szruyle
Reviewed 24 April 2018

The Palacio Salvo is a magnificent building constructed on the Plaza Independencia. However I am not exactly sure what "today's use" of the building is. As far as I am aware, there is no real importance or interest e.g it is not a governmental office...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Steve Y
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