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Castillo Pittamiglio

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Address: Rambla Mahatma Gandhi, 633 | Entre 21 de Setiembre y Vázquez Ledesma, Montevideo, Uruguay
Phone Number: 27101089
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Fascinating expression of "alchemy"

This really needs a guided tour to appreciate the weird architecture. It was built in the late 1800s and 1900s when architects were alchemists who could foresee the future... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
Jeanne J
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Bellevue, Washington, USA

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

incredible castle in front of the sea masonic mystical the constructor had a lot of things to say and the tour is good and full of info also good theater at night if you understand spanish

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went here on a cruise ship excursion. From their description: “Enjoy live tango music at one of Montevideo’s most unusual landmarks. Built in 1911 by a eccentric alchemist, Castillo Pittamiglio boasts a fortress-like exterior and a labyrinth of an interior decorated with symbols and hidden meanings, making a unique setting for the tango performance." The house was really cool,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This jewel of architectural dimensions is a must see for those that enjoy history and something else. Pittamiglio's life and his evolution as a man dedicated to the art of Alchemy is intriguing and his house-castle reflects on his journey. It is sad that because of local munipality neglect the house was ransacked and all its possessions stolen. But the... More 

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Bellevue, Washington, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This really needs a guided tour to appreciate the weird architecture. It was built in the late 1800s and 1900s when architects were alchemists who could foresee the future, supposedly. They were searching for "transportation" from the material to the spiritual, "spiritual alchemy", transformation of body to souls. This small castle or house was designed with many significant symbols and... More 

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Thank Jeanne J
Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 428 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This ''castle'' is pretty far from the city center. It is in the Pocitos area. From outside it looks interesting as old brick ruins settled between ocean front new high rise living blocks. Not interesting for taking a journey just for itself.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Bizarre architecture and a very interesting place to visit. Situated right across from the Rambla in Pocitos.

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

It's a very strange sight to see among the residential buildings but definitely not something to miss out on. We didn't go inside so can't comment on that.

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Fortson, GA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

On Monday 1/12 during a cruise shore excursion after visiting Antarctica, my wife & I joined an overview bus tour of Montevideo. We stopped at the "Alchemist's Castle" because we had selected a tour that featured this eccentric, quirky landmark. Although the exterior of the house was intriguing, the interior & the tour fell short of our expectations. The rooms... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Between the highrises along the Rambla the facade of the Casa Pittamiglio, shaped as the bow of a schip, arises. Built by the local alchemist and architect Humberto Pittamiglio, with funds that seemed to have simply materialised as no one knows where he got the money to build it, the quirky facade is an extension of its excentric interior. A... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

The "Castle" has no thing decent for showing. It's just a couple of rooms and a small patio. Not even the wine or tango show was good. Tourist trap!!

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