Guided tour

Montevideo: Palacio Salvo Official Ticket with Guided Tour

Montevideo: Palacio Salvo Official Ticket with Guided Tour

From US$ 10 per person

Secure your spot with pre-paid admission and discover the magic and the legends of this symbolic building in Montevideo. Walk through its spaces and gaze in awe at the incredible panoramic views of the city.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Go up to the highest viewpoint in Montevideo for a unique view
  • Get to know the history of the city through the history of its skyscraper
  • Admire the bronze sculptures and large stained glass window
  • Learn about the magic and history of the symbol of Montevideo and its legends
Full description
Start your visit in the main lobby of the building in front of Independencia Square, in the center of the city. Walk through the building and get to know its stories, start by knowing the original owners and the architect who built it. See the bronze ornaments of the columns on the ground floor that form a great marine animals bestiary around the building. Then, enter the old party halls on the 1st floor and the 2nd floor, where a billiard club operates. In the rest of the staircase that goes from the 1st to the 2nd floor, admire and learn about the great stained glass window that occupies a whole wall, originally built in 1928 and completely restored 2 years ago. Reach the open terrace of the 11th floor, from where you can see the De la Plata River, Montevideo Hill, Independencia Square, and the tower of the building, which was the highest point in the city until 20 years ago. The visit ends in the closed viewpoint on the top floor, where you can see a unique view of the city, the port, the coastal promenade, De la Plata River, Montevideo Hill, the Rodó Park, Punta Carretas, and the Citadel Door that surrounded the colonial city.
Includes
  • Guided tour in English and Spanish
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

At the lobby of the Palace, next to the main entrance at Palacio Salvo, Plaza Independencia 848, 11100 Montevideo, Departamento de Montevideo, Uruguay.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Please, keep in mind that to get to the last viewpoint you will need to climb 30 steps
  •  Bring comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 39 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    5/5

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The walk is very beautiful and complete. Daniel (our guide) shows that he is knowledgeable in detail about the building and its origins. A beautiful building that has collapsed due to poor protection policies for such beautiful and identifying monuments of a time of prosperity. Experience is beautiful and valuable. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

June 26, 2022

Very interesting, the guide very informed and friendly. Perhaps the visits in Spanish and English should be at least 15 minutes apart from each other because both guides tried to explain without disturbing the other group, but it was a bit annoying. Otherwise everything very well .

March 7, 2020

Good explanation given by the guide. The view from the 23rd floor is spectacular. I recommend the time of 5 or 6 pm because the light for the photos is perfect.

March 8, 2020

Product ID: 272292