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Castillo Pittamiglio

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Address: Rambla Mahatma Gandhi 633 | Entre 21 de Setiembre y Vázquez Ledesma, Montevideo 11303, Uruguay
Phone Number: +598 2710 1089
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Unique castle

Tour at 5:00pm certain days of the week (I went on Tuesday), lasted about 40 minutes. Well worth cost of admission (130 Uruguayan pesos). It was hard to find information ahead of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 August 2016
Jamie W
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Brooklyn, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went there hoping to see a historic place and learn a little bit from it but unfortunately the guide was not there and they allowed us to visit unguided. The architecture was really interesting but the conservation state of the building is terrible and clearly decadent. Hopefully we will see it again in better times in the future.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Tour at 5:00pm certain days of the week (I went on Tuesday), lasted about 40 minutes. Well worth cost of admission (130 Uruguayan pesos). It was hard to find information ahead of time about tour availability - we went early and there was a note on the door with the schedule. All tours in Spanish, but interesting to just look... More 

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Thank Jamie W
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We are particularly fond of the unusual and off of the beaten track, so this place was a delight for us. It would have been better if we were Spanish speakers, since the tour isn't offered in English, but our guide was very nice to give us abbreviated English translations and the other folks on the tour didn't seem put... More 

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Weston, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

I lived many years in 21 de Setiembre and we were very curious about this castle. They open it to the public a couple of years ago. Interesting to visit and know the story of the owner.Specially interesting is the front side of the house facing the river. It is to commemorate the Battle of Samotracia.

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Thank alejk2016
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Wow I'm so glad i walked all the way here from the Sheraton. Well worth it. The building is so odd and so out of place, yet so cool and so much detail. I did not go inside although it looks as if it is a play house or theater. So nice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Getting the tour is a little tricky, but the Freemasons just knew how to build something meaningful. It's beautiful from outside and inside is kind of Da Vinci Code.

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Thank Jose M
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

I so enjoyed this tour, very interesting story behind the castle, and a lovely guide to explain it all in Spanish. My Spanish is limited, but my family living in Montevideo translated for me. Our guide was able to speak English, but told me she was not allowed to give the tour in English, so if your Spanish is not... More 

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Thank Robind58
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

stumbled across this bizarre building while walking along the Rambla. i wish i'd known about it before hand as it sounds great. i just assumed it was a folly. as an aside, opposite here there are a few trees that seem to be a magnet for parrots.

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Thank Gary K
Montevideo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

If you walk around the Rambla in Punta Carretas, you will find it. You just can't stop watching it. Get in, ask for the tour, but most important, learn its history. Legend says the Grial was hidden here during WWII. It was build by a strange man, architect, alchemist, magician... a friend of Piria, the founder of the city of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

I stumbled upon this outrageous looking structure as I was walking along the Rambla. Curious, I inquired and was told there are guided tours available. Spanish is not my native tongue, however, I understand enough to have understood what the guide was describing. The history of the structure as well as the man behind it is fascinating. A guide is... More 

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