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Palacio Barolo

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Address: Av. de Mayo 1370 9 | Esc. 249/52, Buenos Aires C1085ABQ, Argentina
Phone Number: 541143811885
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Lovely building

Before our visit to Buenos Aires I read a book about the history of this building and its twin brother in Mar De Plata. As you get in the lobby you realise how amazing this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Before our visit to Buenos Aires I read a book about the history of this building and its twin brother in Mar De Plata. As you get in the lobby you realise how amazing this building is

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Palacio Barolo is a great attraction if you're interested in history and/or looking for a place to get a good aerial view of the city. The building was built around 100 years ago and has a very intricate design related to Dante's Inferno. The guided tour is great and the tour guide is very informative. Having done this tour in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The tour was a great surprise. We didnt really know what to expect and all i can say is that we spend a really nice hour. The story about the palacio is amazing and thomas, our guide, is a great storyteller. A plus is the beautiful view of the city after 6 floors in that not so nice stairs. Literally... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Take this tour and when you get to the top you will be rewarded with the most beautiful view of BA!! History of the building is interesting. They will give the tour in English. A must do!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

For me personally the trip is well worth exploring from outside since the exteriors seemed much more creative and interesting than the interiors. What it provides is a view of BA from above and that is what is chargeable around here as the entrance is free. If you are up for a climbing experience then sure you could pay the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This fantasy like building was the obsession of an Italian immigrant who made it big in B.A. in the early 20th Century. He wanted to design an office tower that reflected Dante's Divine comedy and this is it. Tour was very amusing and the search light at the top (heaven) is a highlight!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Read L´Inferno,then take the tour. Enjoy its architecture, go up to the dome, climbing the narrow stairs, watch Buenos Aires from there then when you finish walk aling Avenida de Mayo towars the COngreso and keep walking aling the strees in that area. The y are not tourist strees anymore but the ones we Porteños work and live in. Then... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

An architecturally fascinating building is worth viewing from the street and wandering through its lobby. The tour though -- unless you have a burning need to see the chaotic layout of Buenos Aires from the top -- is unnecessary.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Nice building, but probably not worth the $15 US (at black market rates) they charge for seeing the nice view from the top. That's what it really amounts to. Because all the architectural details can be admired from the outside and from the lobby. The tour adds nothing but the view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We visited El Palacio Barolo as part of our free guided walking tour with Buenos Aires local Tours and our guide Ceri told us about the history of the Italian immigrant who was at the origin of this building , its references to Dante's Divine Comedy and some interesting architectural details ! We were also told that it was possible... More 

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Address: Av. de Mayo 1370 9 | Esc. 249/52, Buenos Aires C1085ABQ, Argentina
Phone Number: 541143811885
Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Montserrat
Open Hours:
Monday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Montserrat
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 neighborhood 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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