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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
+598 98 456 370
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 December 2014

In December 2014 we took a tour of the building. At that time, the tour was offered on Mondays and Thursdays at 4:00, for about $7 a person. If you are interested, you should stop by the lobby where information on the tour is posted,...More

4  Thank David T
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

Great location facing Plaza Independencia...but it seems that the city officials have abandoned this historic building, like others in Montevideo.

2  Thank AMISTAD144
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Reviewed 5 days 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

Thank Valerie O
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

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

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Reviewed 19 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.

Thank CattleCampKate
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

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.

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

Thank Steve Y
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Let your imagination run with the thoughts of the Gatsby era. If only we could travel back in time, right? This is an accommodation very few have the privilege to experience. If you enjoy historical character, then book this if you can. Don’t expect the...More

Thank Lauren K
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Palacio Salvo is so pretty. Nice park to stroll or sit on a banch. Interesting statues and lot of friendly people to talk to.

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