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Palacio Barolo

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Address: Avenida de Mayo 1370, Buenos Aires C1085ABQ, Argentina
Phone Number:
+54 11 4381-1885
10:00 - 20:00
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Mon 10:00 - 20:00
Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The PALACIO illustrates and pays tribute to THE DIVINE COMEDY written by...

The PALACIO illustrates and pays tribute to THE DIVINE COMEDY written by DANTE ALIGHIERI. This building shows a unique architectural style, mingling the neo-Romanesque and neo-Gothic appearance followed by the dome, with its original hindu design, which belongs to the region of Bhubaneshwar. It represents the tantric union between Dante and Beatrice, both protagonists of The Divine Comedy.

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Wonderful architecture.

This is one of the most beautiful buildings of the city. It's architecture is exquisite and it is very well preserved. It is a must-see.

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Nokomis, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most beautiful buildings of the city. It's architecture is exquisite and it is very well preserved. It is a must-see.

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Southern California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped in for a tour as english speaking tourists and ended up in a group of 25+ spanish speaking tourist. Our tour guide did not skip a beat and did his best to repeat everything in english for us. He was incredibly descriptive of the buildings history and story. If you're able to walk several flights of stairs you'll... More 

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Penshurst, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Specifically constructed as an office block in 1923,the buildings unique design is inspired by Dantes Devide Comedy. It is divided by Hell(ground floor), purgatory up to the false ceiling in the 13th floor and heaven the top which has little balconies around the tower. Above that is the lighthouse with a 360 degree view, spectacular at night. One sits in... More 

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Bunbury, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Palacio Barolo is a 22 story landmark office building,on Avenida de Mayo. When it was built it was the tallest building in the city and South America. It's unique design was inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy. The building took approximately four years to complete. All of the materials needed to construct the building were imported from Italy, except for the... More 

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Reviewed 20 April 2017

Worth a peak and there is a free tour. Check out the lobby. Tango de Mayo has a rooftop deck with some great views of the street and this building also.

Thank parkok
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent detailed and comprehensive visit, in excellent English and humorous at that! A different architectural perspective of a special building in this great city.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

The Palace is located in Av de Mayo just a couple of blocks of the Congress. The architecture is inspired by ...The Divine Comedy (Dante) and presents numerous masonic symbols. At the beginning of the XX century the light of its dome was visible from the neighboring country of Uruguay, in the ground floor various shops are located but the... More 

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This was historically the second tallest building in South-America, built from an italian immigrant who based the plan in the Dante, divine comedy . A lot of interestring facts and in a good weather you can climb up the the last meters of the tower !!!!! Fantastic views of BsAs ! I recommend it ;))

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

If you are going to Buenos Aires, plan to visit this building. Just check in the website about timetable. A building from the old times, with a lot of histories inside.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

The tour was simple but very informative. You get to learn a lot about this once highest building in Buenos Aires, as well as it Masonic ties. The tour which costs 200 pesos, runs for about 90 mins, and its climax is the 360 deg view of BA and the light house. I highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting... More 

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As part of the historic quarter of Buenos Aires, Montserrat is defined by the historical events that took place there and the landmarks that have stood the test of time. The Plaza de Mayo is at the center of this connection to history: countless public demonstrations have passed through this square, going back to the May Revolution of 1810. Walking the streets of Montserrat allows us to imagine what Buenos Aires may have looked like in the past: the Cabildo takes us back to the late 16th century, while the Palacio Barolo and the traditional cafés carry us to the early 20th. Nowadays, the neighbourhood is inundated every day by office workers, buses, and taxis; still, the cobblestones, narrow sidewalks, and subway stations from the 1910s remind us that we are surrounded by history everywhere we look.
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