If you are walking through the Uruguayan capital do not miss the guided tours to the Palacio Salvo in Montevideo. They take place every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 4 pm.
Salvo Palace is located between Plaza Independencia and the Avenida 18 de Julio and it was built by the Italian architect Mario Palanti at the request of the entrepreneur Angel Salvo who relied on its previous establishment in Buenos Aires, the Barolo Palace. This emblematic building’s Art Deco style had a design inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy.
The building was inaugurated in 1928 after six years of construction. With a height of 105 meters was the highest building in South America until the year 1935. It has 27 floors and two basements and 370 rooms.
Guided visits to the Salvo Palace in Montevideo
In the guided visits to the Salvo Palace in Montevideo you walk through the surrounding area of the building, exterior fares and the passage, observing and reporting on their special bronze decorations that make up a true bestiary of marine animals around the entire building.
Also you visit the main attractions of the interior, including former party halls, double marble stairs, the large stained glass window and the peculiar mezzanine.
Then you finish the tour in the viewpoint of the 24th floor.
Salvo Palace is a building which marks an epoch. Architecture, history and its similarity with the Barolo Palace in Buenos Aires make the building a must place to photograph and visit.
Useful information about the guided visits to the Salvo Palace in Montevideo
- They take place every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 4 pm. They are in charge of the Guide Daniel Elissalde.
- Reserves at the 098456370 or by Facebook in guided visits to the Salvo Palace.
- Duration: 90 minutes.
- Price: UY $200 per person
- Meeting point: Main entrance of the building (Plaza Independencia 848) Hall. Assist 10 minutes before the visit.
- Tip: Don’t forget the camera.