Palacio Legislativo
Palacio Legislativo
4.5
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One of Montevideo's most impressive landmarks is this neo-classical, three-story building, constructed in the early 1900s, and housing significant works of art inside.
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AlpinerHut
Chantilly, VA1,204 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We viewed the Legislative Palace from the outside only. Impressive. Dozens of different colors of marble, all from Uruguayan quarries, were used in the building. This meeting place for the Uruguayan parliament was started in 1904, dedicated in 1925 and declared a National Historic Monument in 1975.

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* Building tours are offered but have been suspended during the coronavirus pandemic.

* For a good overall picture, stand in Plazoleta Zelmar Michelini y Hector Gutierrez Ruiz on the southeast corner of the building's site (see my review, "Culture club").
Written April 8, 2020
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GoGo2SlowGo
Denton, TX1,483 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The Legislative Palace in Montevideo is the site where the Uruguayan parliament meets. It probably is a stop for your tour on the way to Monumento a La Diligencia and some mural art which are both nearby.
We did not go in the building since it was a government building and I'm not sure they do tours. However, it is an impressive building.
Written February 17, 2020
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ArlettaC
Fairfield, CA1,110 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Uruguay’s legislative building is impressive from the outside, but the inside is gorgeous. More than fifty different types of marble and granite were used in the construction, and the intricate use of colorful varieties of stone is beautiful. I was so surprised that we were able to enter the building after a cursory security check—perhaps that was because we were in a tour group. The historic murals and stained glass are also lovely. Definitely worth seeing while in Montevideo.
Written March 6, 2024
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Goal100Countries
Cheltenham, UK599 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
The Legislative palace in Montevideo is quite the marvel and is great in splendour and size! It hosts some wonderful architecture and is the type of place that you can only really admire in person!
Written December 15, 2019
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altorres
Xalapa, Mexico64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is one of the most beatiful building in America. It`s in a greco-latin style. There are four sculpture in each corner. And in the top of the building they have a litle "Partenon". Go whith your camera.
Written July 6, 2009
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Richard M
Lithgow, Australia562 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
English guided tour is a bargain at 90 pesos. Weekdays at 3pm. The changing of the guard occurs every hour and the guide arranged for me to stay back and observe the 4pm change. A tip for photographing the exterior of the building: it faces S - SW so the best lighting is late in the day, i.e. after 5pm in summer.
Written February 5, 2019
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andreacambon
Montevideo, Uruguay283 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
They say the Palacio Legislativo is the pride of Montevideo and I agree. This inmense building is beautiful and takes your breath away. It was constructed using more than 50 different kinds of marble! Each colum has a different meaning and you are allowed to an inside visit during weekdays and as long as there isn´t any parliament activity going on.
Written February 14, 2012
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Charl0tte2012
Charlotte, NC342 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is a historic and beautiful building. It is huge and a great place to walk around and take pictures. This is part of the history of Uruguay so do make a stop.
Written March 2, 2020
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Mae
Church Hill50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
If you're interested in government architecture, then you shouldn't miss the legislative capitol building of Uruguay. It's sufficiently unique to merit your examination. Unfortunately, it's not particularly convenient to the rest of the city.
Written February 13, 2020
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Pedro L
Fort Lauderdale, FL258 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Although I did not get a chance to enter it, I did walk several blocks to see this impressive structure from the outside.
Written August 27, 2019
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