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Castillo Pittamiglio

Address: Rambla Mahatma Gandhi, 633, Montevideo, Uruguay
Phone Number: 27101089
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Ranked #37 of 127 things to do in Montevideo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks

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Ghent, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Between the highrises along the Rambla the facade of the Casa Pittamiglio, shaped as the bow of a schip, arises. Built by the local alchemist and architect Humberto Pittamiglio, with funds that seemed to have simply materialised as no one knows where he got the money to build it, the quirky facade is an extension of its excentric interior. A... More 

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129 reviews 129 reviews
38 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The "Castle" has no thing decent for showing. It's just a couple of rooms and a small patio. Not even the wine or tango show was good. Tourist trap!!

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Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

A surprising brick structure between two concrete apartment buildings on the Rambla in Pocitos. Tours are in Spanish only, but if you're in the neighbourhood with time on your hands, it's an interesting structure with some weird history. Suggest you research it in English online before you go

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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

I had come to the Castillo in another occasion. When I made it there, there is no sign or notice even that it once was open to the public. It would make sense to let visitors know if the place will be open at some time or as a business is closed forever. Too bad that the municipality does not... More 

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La Paz, Bolivia
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Only go if you are in the area. Don't go out of your way to see it. It isn't that interesting and charge more for foreigners.

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monevideo, uruguay
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

this museum has to be seen to be believed. you'll love it. feels like it was designed by Dali. the tour is guided and inexpensive so you get a lot out of it.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

I expected much more from Castillo Pittamiglio. Perhaps the outside of the location set very high expectations on how the interior would be. The tour guide did a mediocre job. It seemed as if he was rushed to get to something better outside of the castillo. The presence of several mosquitos that began to feast on me definitely did not... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

It was built by an Alchimist, but not finished. It is well preserved and if you have the chance to get a small guided tour it is great. The food was very good although it took quite some time to get served (apparently they had 2 parties at the same time). It's worth visiting!

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878 reviews 878 reviews
668 attraction reviews
721 helpful votes 721 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

We paid to attend a one of the special monthly nighttime tours followed by a magic show. Both were very disappointing. The practicalities of the tour were difficult because it involved sixty visitors traipsing through a very limited section of the castle, through narrow corridors, all to see very little. The tour almost totally focused on the architecture and associated... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

The place is really cool, but dont go expecting a really in depth tour. The tour guide rushes through everything, and a lot of places in the house are closed off, and nothing inside is furnished.

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