Palacio Legislativo
Palacio Legislativo
4.5
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One of Montevideo's most impressive landmarks is this neo-classical, three-story building, constructed in the early 1900s, and housing significant works of art inside.
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SnowyShasta
Portland, OR2,193 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
This building is the meeting place for the Uruguayan legislators and is well worth a visit. It's a little far from the historic old town for a walk, but we were able to get there fairly easily with Uber. The building is both historic and beautiful - the exterior is imposing, and the interior is full of marble, paintings, columns, and other architectural details.

We visited for the English language tour (3:00 when we were there) - didn't need an advance reservation, just showed up and paid (I believe they wanted cash only) and joined the tour. The guide spoke English well, was proud of her country, and was able to tell us a lot about the building as well as the history and government of Uruguay. It lasted right about an hour and was well worth doing.
Written 2 April 2024
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Giuseppe Cincindella
Rosyth, UK1,701 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Beautiful landmark, the political centre of the Uruguayan people. Full of marbles, granites. Neoclassical building, it's definitely worths a visit. Nice to look from outside, inside a nice discovery
Written 7 March 2024
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ArlettaC
Fairfield, CA1,148 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Uruguay’s legislative building is impressive from the outside, but the inside is gorgeous. More than fifty different types of marble and granite were used in the construction, and the intricate use of colorful varieties of stone is beautiful. I was so surprised that we were able to enter the building after a cursory security check—perhaps that was because we were in a tour group. The historic murals and stained glass are also lovely. Definitely worth seeing while in Montevideo.
Written 6 March 2024
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Susan C
London, UK337 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
They guard the Constitution here! A physical copy, in a glass case, with soldiers either side. Apart from that spectacle, the marbled interior is impressive. Stained glass, domes, mahogany - an array of features. Well worth spending time to absorb history.
Written 23 March 2023
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Lucía M
Dublin, Ireland352 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
It was very interesting to see the inside of this building and get to know about its history and the meaning of many of the symbols involved in its design and architecture.

I highly recommend the guided tours in order to make the most of it. They offer guided tours in the morning and afternoon, in Spanish, Portuguese and English.
Written 22 January 2023
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Orcinusmoon
Cleveland, OH401 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
A wonderful example of great architecture. Worth the stop to take in the beauty of the combined styles and surrounding landscape
Written 26 December 2022
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Wynn R
Morgan Hill, CA1,963 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
We were on a brief city tour so we could not access the interior but our guide raved about how beautiful the interior is. While the outside is government buildings standard ( neoroman facade)
Written 9 December 2022
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Adrian
Amsterdam, The Netherlands42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
This is definitely a recommendation when visiting Montevideo. For just $3 we had a tour through the Parliamentary building and our guide, who spoke perfectly English, showed us everything. She answers all questions and told us interesting information. She didn’t only spoke about the political system but also about the country itself and gave a great overview of Uruguay. Totally recommend this!
Written 11 August 2022
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DITTER S
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Architecturally, it is a historic building that dates back to 1908, if I am not mistaken. It is a true palace, a wonder within Montevideo that keeps the richest part of the history of this country.
Written 22 February 2022
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada11,776 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Unfortunately, we were unable to see the interior as we only had a 10-minute stop on our guided tour of the city. Nonetheless this is a truly impressive building.
Written 27 April 2020
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