Palacio Salvo, Montevideo

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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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  • Without a shadow of doubt, the most iconic building in Montevideo. Took the guided tour to the tower for little as 100 $. Unfortunately only in Spanish, but a bit of research helps a lot. Great views ...  more »
  • a building in the city centre, next to Plaza de la independencia. If possible make a visit.
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  • The independence square is a very quiet environment, without many people, the days I went to were good to read, talk ...
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