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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  • Once he highest building in South America, Palacio Salvo was built in 1928 to be a hotel. In the 40-50’s the Salvo family fell on hard times and could not support the hotel any longer so they sold...  more »
  • The Palacio Salvo is visible as the tallest building in the plaza. It was completed in 1928 and was the tallest building in Latin America for a brief period. It was named for the Salvo brothers who...  more »
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