Palacio Barolo, Buenos Aires

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Survey the streets of Buenos Aires from a lighthouse atop Palacio Barolo, a 22-storey building designed by Italian architect Mario Palanti. The landmark, which at the time of its construction in 1923 was the tallest in the city, now houses shops, offices, and studios. Constructed in tribute to Dante's "Divine Comedy," the building features a concrete facade and three distinct sections representing heaven, purgatory, and hell (we assume the offices are in the "hell" section). Climb to the top of the iconic palace to enjoy dramatic views over the city. Put Palacio Barolo into our Buenos Aires tour planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Buenos Aires.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Beautiful Palace in the heart of Buenos Aires. Very few viewpoints that the city (an account pending no doubt). It's an eclectic building that commemorates the Divine Comedy of Dante. In ntro case accompanied us Micaela Guide, very helpful and detailed explanations. The visit includes not only climb to the lighthouse but also access to offices with objects from the beginning of 20th century. Keep in mind that you have to climb several floors by stairs very, very narrow. Not suitable for claustrophobic people, problems with climbing stairs or very overweight.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Palacio Barolo, at the neighborhood Montserrat de Buenos Aires, building inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy. Eclectic, mixed styles and a beacon to the sky. Walking the streets of Buenos Aires, between the Congress and the Casa Rosada, you can find this and other precious building. Just look up
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  • August 12, 2017
    A walk that is essential if you like architecture, history and literature is the Palacio Barolo. The guided tour is wonderful, a guide accompanies a group reduced from the ground floor up to the lighthouse, where you can have incredible views of the city. I made the visit in the evening, and see how Buenos Aires is changing color is unique. Really recommend you to give time, only lasts 1.30 hours, know him. It must be quite a few stairs and some places that you pass are reduced, then everything else is suitable for any person.
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  • May 17, 2017
    We did the evening tour in Spanish and English. Our guide was excellent, an informative and fun evening ending with nibbles and wine. Photos would spoil your fun go, enjoy :-)
  • May 24, 2017
    I joined the tour, and it was a very pleasant one. The guide was very friendly and excellent. I found the inside was just ok, nothing spectacular, but the view was worth paying for.
  • July 24, 2017
    The booking system didn't work. I got turned away and told the tour I'd booked was full.
  • September 6, 2016
    Wonderful people for a wonderful building in a very good shape. We were just two in our tour (so, it was private), our guide was super friendly and we got to see every square centimeter of the building, alone! She spoke slowly so that I could translate in French to my mother every sentence. Take the early morning tour 10AM, it is the best because no one take them! Thank you very much for that great morning!
  • June 22, 2017
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