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Castillo Pittamiglio

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Address: Rambla Mahatma Gandhi 633 | Entre 21 de Setiembre y Vázquez Ledesma, Montevideo 11303, Uruguay
Phone Number: 27101089
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Unique castle

Tour at 5:00pm certain days of the week (I went on Tuesday), lasted about 40 minutes. Well worth cost of admission (130 Uruguayan pesos). It was hard to find information ahead of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2016
Jamie W
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Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

Tour at 5:00pm certain days of the week (I went on Tuesday), lasted about 40 minutes. Well worth cost of admission (130 Uruguayan pesos). It was hard to find information ahead of time about tour availability - we went early and there was a note on the door with the schedule. All tours in Spanish, but interesting to just look... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We are particularly fond of the unusual and off of the beaten track, so this place was a delight for us. It would have been better if we were Spanish speakers, since the tour isn't offered in English, but our guide was very nice to give us abbreviated English translations and the other folks on the tour didn't seem put... More 

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Weston, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

I lived many years in 21 de Setiembre and we were very curious about this castle. They open it to the public a couple of years ago. Interesting to visit and know the story of the owner.Specially interesting is the front side of the house facing the river. It is to commemorate the Battle of Samotracia.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Wow I'm so glad i walked all the way here from the Sheraton. Well worth it. The building is so odd and so out of place, yet so cool and so much detail. I did not go inside although it looks as if it is a play house or theater. So nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Getting the tour is a little tricky, but the Freemasons just knew how to build something meaningful. It's beautiful from outside and inside is kind of Da Vinci Code.

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Thank Jose M
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

I so enjoyed this tour, very interesting story behind the castle, and a lovely guide to explain it all in Spanish. My Spanish is limited, but my family living in Montevideo translated for me. Our guide was able to speak English, but told me she was not allowed to give the tour in English, so if your Spanish is not... More 

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Thank Robind58
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

stumbled across this bizarre building while walking along the Rambla. i wish i'd known about it before hand as it sounds great. i just assumed it was a folly. as an aside, opposite here there are a few trees that seem to be a magnet for parrots.

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Thank Gary K
Montevideo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

If you walk around the Rambla in Punta Carretas, you will find it. You just can't stop watching it. Get in, ask for the tour, but most important, learn its history. Legend says the Grial was hidden here during WWII. It was build by a strange man, architect, alchemist, magician... a friend of Piria, the founder of the city of... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

I stumbled upon this outrageous looking structure as I was walking along the Rambla. Curious, I inquired and was told there are guided tours available. Spanish is not my native tongue, however, I understand enough to have understood what the guide was describing. The history of the structure as well as the man behind it is fascinating. A guide is... More 

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Livermore, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Worth while to stop and see. I was walking around the city and there was a crowd in front of the little castle. They have some great architecture and entertainment. You have an old building surrounded by more modern architecture. Montevideo is really a European, Italians city in Uruguay.

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