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Palacio Barolo (Palazzo Barolo)

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Address: Avenida De Mayo 1370, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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To Hell and back!

This is a fascinating trip to the very top of this building with numerous references in the external and internal fixtures and fittings to Dante's Inferno. Our guide (apologies... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Yatton, United Kingdom
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Yatton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This is a fascinating trip to the very top of this building with numerous references in the external and internal fixtures and fittings to Dante's Inferno. Our guide (apologies, can't remember his name) gave an entertaining and informative commentary in both English and Spanish. Tours up and down were once an hour when we visited (January), so he must be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A must see if you visit Buenos Aires. A guide wearing 1920'ies clothes will tell the fantastic story of an Italian immigrant creating this building to 'save’ the Italian culture. The BIG FINAL is of course the 360 degree view from the top. Today BA has skyscrapers both taller and newer than Palacio Barolo - but not as centrally located... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Fantastic building, a short walk from Argentinian Congress and Casa Rosada, in the historic part of Buenos Aires. If you are lucky to spend a sunny morning in downtown Buenos Aires, you can go to Congress, and then walk down Avenida de Mayo on the way to Casa Rosada, stopping by Palacio Barolo.

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

El Palacio Barolo, is in avenida de Mayo 1370, today is an office building , in Monserrat neighborhood, close to Plaza del Congreso and Pólice HQ, Was built in 1900's and was the tallest building of South America, this famous building appears in the movie Higlander 2..

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My girlfriend and I were planning to visit this building because of the Divine Comedy references in the building. However,we saw the negative comments about the tour guides and we gave up the idea of visiting it. At least,we were not going to do the guided tour. We went to the building,the dragons,columns and some architectural details seemed very nice.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We saw this building during our walk on the Avenida de Mayo while on our 4-day visit of Buenos Aires. We entered the building and were impressed by the beautiful columns and ceiling. Asking the Security Guard, we learned that it is only open to the public one day a week, on Thursdays. Because we were leaving before Thursday, we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I highly recommend a visit to Palacio Barolo. The tour is both in English and Spanish. There is a lighthouse at the top of the building which offers wonderful panoramic views of Buenos Aires! Keep in mind you have to climb a very narrow staircase to reach the lighthouse.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Do the night tour. So worth the cost to see the beautiful structure and then up to the lighthouse for a panoramic view of Buenos Aires. The wine is good too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

we did the daytime tour, which the guide offered in English and Spanish. Very interesting to learn about the history/architecture of the building. You also have an opportunity to go to a landing at the top to see some amazing views of the city, and then even higher to the light of the lighthouse.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a perfect option for those who want to do something else than a sightseen. The tour at night is superb. The guide was very nice. The wine was good as well.

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