Salvo Palace : the emblem of Montevideo

Salvo Palace : the emblem of Montevideo

Built by Mario Palati, an Italian immigrant, in 1928, the Palacio Salvo is undoubtedly the most famous building in the city.

Located at the end of the 18 de Julio Avenue and visible from Montevideo's main square, Plaza Independencia, this Art Deco palace, inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy, measures 105 metres high and has 27 floors.

It was inaugurated on October 12, 1928, and until 1935 it was the tallest building in South America, though the slightly older Palacio Barolo in Buenos Aires shares the same design. Originally designed to house luxury apartments, it instead served as offices space and tourist residences.

Palacio Salvo
Plaza Independencia 848
Montevideo 11100