Palacio Legislativo

Palacio Legislativo, Montevideo

Palacio Legislativo
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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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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada8,732 contributions
Feb 2020
Unfortunately, we were unable to see the interior as we only had a 10-minute stop on our guided tour of the city. Nonetheless this is a truly impressive building.
Written April 27, 2020
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Papaleadfoot
Cave Creek, AZ376 contributions
Feb 2020
Defintely a place to put on your agenda when in Montevideo. Less than an hour is sufficient to visit. The interior of the building is worth seeing.
Written April 11, 2020
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AlpinerHut
Chantilly, VA1,226 contributions
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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GordonW318
Gloucester, UK1,218 contributions
Feb 2020
The legislative Palace where both the Deputies and Senators meet when government is in session is a truly magnificent building inside. Everywhere is marble from opulent columns to beautiful stain glass windows which surround every side of this building.
Written March 31, 2020
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Charl0tte2012
Charlotte, NC344 contributions
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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GoGo2SlowGo
Denton, TX1,521 contributions
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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Christopher D
Danville, VA46 contributions
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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WorldTravelers34
Chicago, IL2,399 contributions
Jan 2020
Built in imposing neoclassical style, Palacio Legislativo serves as the seat of the national parliament. Completed in 1925, the palace features 50 different types of marble and ranks among the city's most famous landmarks. Admire the stately exterior, complete with columns and intricate carvings along its façade. A symbol of national pride and an authentic representation of democratic values in Uruguay, this building was declared a National Historic Monument in 1975. Definitely worth seeing.
Written January 20, 2020
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Owen B
Australia714 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Walked here from Plaza Independencia down the main avenue. Very imposing building. Didn’t do the tour inside, but worth stopping by just to admire the facade.
Written January 18, 2020
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MamaT23
Canada1,663 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
A must not miss when driving around the city absolutely spectacular to see how old and rustic this building truly is . The history that it holds is magnificent.
Written December 24, 2019
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