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The Legislative Palace: the stately home of the Uruguayan government


Built between 1908 and 1925, the neoclassical Legislative Palace is an impressive and majestic monument.

Opened August 25, 1925, the centennial of Uruguay's Declaration of Independence, the Palacio Legislativo is the work of Italian architect Gaetano Moretti. The facade and the caryatids are Greek-inspired, and more than 50 different types of marble, mainly from Uruguay, were used in its construction.

The interior decor of the building is also very impressive. Three of the rooms that you can visit are decorated with precious materials, gold and marble essentially, giving them a very unique and impressive character.

Choose to visit at night because the lighting is exceptional. The palace was registered as one of the city's historic landmarks in 1975.

Palacio Legislativo
Av. De las Leyes s/n. esq. Av. Libertador
Montevideo 12012

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