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Palacio Barolo (Palazzo Barolo)

Avenida De Mayo 1370, Buenos Aires, Argentina (El Centro)
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Ranked #21 of 293 attractions in Buenos Aires
Type: Architectural Buildings
Traveler Description: Palacio Barolo is the best place to capture panoramic views of Buenos Aires.  It is located on Avenida de Mayo between Avenida 9 de Julio and Plaza... more »
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you are an architecture fan, this is a visit you must do. This building, was inspired on Dante´s Divine Comedy, and is really one of a kind. It is located in Avenue de Mayo, surrounded by many beautiful buildings built betwen 1895 and 1930.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Interesting building at Avenida Mayo. It's particular architecture can give you good photos. When I went there it was forbidden to get inside the main hall where you can find gargoyles.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

However you have to pay the AR$ 110 to get in. Don't listen to the guide - just look! Tour guide could care less about the building - is just a cash grab for them. Lots of stairs (just so you know), the the, very brief, view is worth it. I knew more about the building going in, than I... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Built by Italian architect Mario Palanti in 1923 and located in central avenida de Mayo, it is unique and well worth a visit. Visits are also in English and have to be booked in advance, see http://www.pbarolo.com.ar/sitio/en/visitas-guiadas

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Los Angeles, California
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76 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I really enjoyed the tour given to me by Tomas Tharigen. It was excellent and I really enjoyed the view at the top as well.... It was all very interesting, unique and exciting.... Thank you so much.... Howard Paul Shore

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Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I liked it very much beacause i am a fan of DAnte Alighieri's DIvine Comedy, which symbols the structure of this Palacio referes to. From above you can see all Buenos Aires.

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Portschach am Worther See, Austria
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

A guided tour the likes of which we would want to have more often. If you do go to Buenos Aires, this is one of the things you want to do.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Granted, it's an amazing view, and if that's what you're there for, then ignore the tour and just enjoy the sight from the top. But I felt like our tour was really phoned in — it really felt like it was being narrated from a memorized script, and I found the guide's English hard to understand. (I got almost as... More

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

but the tour of the building itself, not so much. The only good thing was the amazing view you get toward the end of the tour. I love history and the little intriguing historical facts behind buildings so expected AMAZING architecture and internal design. It's not unfortunately. So, if you want to pay go check out the views (elevators go... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Pretty strange idea to have a building designed to reflect Dante's Divine Comedy. Didn't think too much of hell, but heaven was terrific -- fantastic view from the top of the building at night. Watch your head climbing up, but it's well worth the climb.

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