Exploring Beautiful Palaces in Montevideo, Uruguay

We are proud to offer exciting excursions all over the globe, from places deep in the jungle to some of the greatest cities man has ever dreamed to build. We like to share our passion with others so that they can see why we are so invested in the places we go. The world is remarkably big, and there are more amazing sights to see than can be imagined. Today we go to one of the most beautiful cities in all of South America, Montevideo, Uruguay!

Palacio Legislativo, or the Legislative Palace in English, is the place where the Uruguayan parliament meets. The construction of the building began in 1904 and was sponsored at the time by the president of the country, José Batlle y Ordoñez. The building was designed by Italian architects and it features a largely Neo-classical design in its architecture. In 1975 the building was declared a National Historic Monument by the government. The inside of the building is a big hit with the many travelers who visit it every year, with one of the most noted features being the beautiful marble floors which adorn the inside of the building. Its library is beautiful and has some amazing glass work that is the envy of many patrons. The artwork is also noteworthy inside of the building, with so many historic pieces of work from famous painters of the country. It is considered a little out of the way in the normal tourist circulation of the city, but certainly it is worth a visit!

Palacio Salvo was designed by the architect Mario Palanti and it was finished in 1928. The building stands an impressive 330 ft. in height, once you include the antenna at the top of the building. The building was actually meant to be a hotel originally, but when that didn’t work out it began to be used as a blend of private residences and offices for a number of years. The architecture of the building is the Eclecticism style, and its architect was an Italian man by the name of Mario Palanti. For many decades this stood as the tallest building in all of South America, and still today remains a good place to visit for any traveler who has an eye on architecture and the country’s history.

Montevideo is a beautiful capital city in the heart of an amazing country. It has a lot to offer to any traveler who would want to stop in to visit, with amazing people who are welcoming to those from all around the world. We have an amazing trip that is going to take you here as well as many other spectacular places all over South America as part of our Best of Brazil & South America trip that is coming March of next year! For all of the information on this amazing trip, please click here.

 

 

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