The Estévez Palace is a building situated in Plaza Independencia, Montevideo, Uruguay, designed in a combination of Doric and Colonial styles by Manoel de Castel in 1873. It has served as the working place of the President of Uruguay and has been eventually converted to a museum, housing artifacts and mementos of the Uruguayan presidency and its office holders.Estevez Palace is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Montevideo Edition.
It was owned by don Francisco Estévez and his family until it was acquired by the Uruguayan government in 1880, when it was established as the working place of president Lorenzo Latorre in 1890.
After the restoration of democracy in 1985, president Julio María Sanguinetti moved the seat of the Executive Power to the Liberty Building, which had served before as the Ministry of Defence. During the government of Tabaré Vázquez the seat was moved to the Torre Ejecutiva, which is next to the Estévez Palace.
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Es un edificio gubernamental que es sede de el poder ejecutivo Uruguayo, enclavado en el corazón de Montevideo, tiene una arquitectura muy bonita more »It is a government building that is home to the Uruguayan executive branch, nestled in the heart of Montevideo, has a very beautiful architecture
Fui por acaso e me impressionou pela qualidade do material, dá pra ter uma boa ideia das conjecturas políticas da cidade. Recomendo como primeira atração more »I was by accident and impressed by the quality of the material, you can have a good idea of the political conjectures of the city. Recommend as first attraction
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