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“One of the strangest and most fascinating buildings at least externally”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Palacio Barolo

Palacio Barolo
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Buenos Aires Must-See Landmarks: Obelisco to La Boca Walking Tour
Ranked #19 of 724 things to do in Buenos Aires
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The PALACIO illustrates and pays tribute to THE DIVINE COMEDY written by DANTE ALIGHIERI. This building shows a unique architectural style, mingling the neo-Romanesque and neo-Gothic appearance followed by the dome, with its original hindu design, which belongs to the region of Bhubaneshwar. It represents the tantric union between Dante and Beatrice, both protagonists of The Divine Comedy.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator
Gold Coast
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“One of the strangest and most fascinating buildings at least externally”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013

This is a very strange building dating to Art Deco/Art Nouveau period. Built by an Italian architect, the central tower is a most impressive structure on Avenida de Mayo. The building has elements of Art Nouveau, neo-Gothic, and neo-Romantic designs. The building was influenced by Dante's Divine Comedy. The floor of entrance of the building has patterned medallions to give the impression of fire in hell. There are statues of grotesque gargoyles and other strange animals as well as a statue of Dante. There are references to Purgatory and Heaven on various fllors of the building. The exterior and lobby are however more impressive than the interior. The organised tour includes a ride in a really old fashion lift that takes you to the rooftop from where you get an uninterrupted 360° view of Buenos Aires and the views up and down Avenida de Mayo including that of the nearby Congreso, are very impressive.

Read more: http://www.frommers.com/destinations/buenosaires/A34261.html#ixzz2RfTDebJF

Visited April 2013
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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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“Unique building”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

From Avenida Congresso, you can already appreciate this unique building. We stepped into the building and wanted to know more about it, though it was too quiet and looked like we were trespassing. We didn't know that guided tour is offered, and we ended up with no time to go back. Next time!

Visited February 2013
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Florence, Italy
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“Best view of Buenos Aires”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

The Palazzo is located in the heart of the city in one of the most famous avenues. Visiting the Palazzo is an amazing experience that should not be missed. Revise your copy of Dante's Divine comedy before you go.

Visited April 2013
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“Enjoy Buenos Aires from above”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

I always wanted to visit Palacio Barolo, and did it after all. The tour is conducted both in english and spanish, and tells a little about the history and creator of the building, and also its link to Dante's La Divina Comedia. You get to see Buenos Aires from the lighthouse they have on top of the building, which was meant to connect with the one in a similar building, built in Montevideo, Uriguay. Great to the the night tour, and at the end you get to taste a tasty awarded malbec

Visited April 2013
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“had to see this”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

Impressive and kept in a lot better condition than the Montevideo sister. Great history and architecture.

Visited March 2013
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