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“Surprising building” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Palacio Barolo

Palacio Barolo
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$98.99*
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Buenos Aires Must-See Landmarks: Obelisco to La Boca Walking Tour
Ranked #19 of 716 things to do in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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30 reviews
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“Surprising building”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

One of Buenos Aires greatest buildings. Full of interesting stories . Its architecture and design was based on
Dante’s Divine Comedy. There are many stories about its top of the roof lighthouse, amongst them one that
tells that its beam was used to announce the result of the Jack Dempsey vs Firpo heavyweight fight back in
the 20’s when there were few radios and mostly low roofs over BA.

Visited July 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“great views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2013

The guide explained everything very well in English, but not having read Dante's divine comedy I didn't fully appreciate it. Well worth going just for the views.

Visited July 2013
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Quilmes
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Dante, lighthouse and more”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

such a place.. deserves to be seen, to make the guided tour and know more about the weird, wonderful story behind the architecture . awesome view of Buenos aires , as well

Visited September 2012
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Arlington, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Worth the 8 flights of stairs”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed this AR$65 tour. The guide is a bit difficult to hear, and a knowledge of Dante's Inferno would help. The building is not that interesting beyond the lobby (which is free), but the view up top is priceless. You could skip the last two floors if you are claustrophobic.

Overall, we enjoyed it. We are going back for the night tour later.

Visited June 2013
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Boston
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“Symbolic architecture - lobby arcade worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

We didn't have time for a tour, but visited the lobby of this fantastic working office building one morning to photograph the dome, Dante quotations, and grotesque lamp ornaments. The guards didn't seem to mind us snapping away. We used Eyewitness Travel's Top 10 Buenos Aires guide to find our way here. That book's map under Avenida de Mayo makes it look like it's directly across from Hotel Chile; it's not, but is distinctive enough that you should have no trouble finding it.

Visited May 2013
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