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"The creation of the Palacio Barolo building was inspired by Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy. The fantastic tour will explain all that went in to building this incredibly structure, that was once Argentina's tallest building, and even has a lighthouse up top. Info for guided tours: Select "Visitas Guiadas Palacio Barolo," and then select the tour you're interested in. There are 4 types: Visit with Dante: Only on Sundays Borgeano Tour: Only second Saturday of the month Nocturna Tour (with glass of wine): M, W, Th, F, Sat Diurna Tour: M, W, Th, F, Sat I personally recommend the Diurna Tour as it tells the story and symbolism of the Divine Comedy. Each tour has different prices. Below are the prices for the Diurna Tour. The tours are bilingual if necessary. Just let the guide know you speak English at the beginning of the tour so he/she's aware and will translate for you. PRICE: Non-residents: 5500 pesos Retirees/student: 4000 pesos Residents: 4000 pesos Resident Retirees & Students: 3300 pesos You must arrive 15 minutes before the tour begins. Tour days/times of the Diurna Tour: Mondays: 15, 16, 17 and 18 pm Wednesdays: 15, 16, 17 and 18 pm Thursdays: 15, 16, 17 and 18 pm Fridays: 15, 16, 17 and 18 pm Saturdays: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 18 pm How to reserve: 1. Go in person to pay in cash and reserve a spot. I suggest going a day earlier if possible to make sure you get your desired time. 2. Reserve online. If you choose this option, it is slightly more complicated. You'll fill in all the necessary information including your email. You will then receive an email with bank transfer information and an additional form to fill out. Make the bank transfer (or ask an Argentine friend to help you). Once you get the receipt from the bank transfer, email Palacio Barolo again to confirm the reservation. This is more complicated without the help of a local friend. Telephone : 4381-1885 / 3221-1331 Whatsapp : +54 9 11 6915-2385 Email: Your tour gets you free entrance into the Barolo cafe (16th floor), with a slightly altered menu than the general public gets. You can return at any point on the day of your tour to go to the rooftop cafe. If you want to visit the rooftop cafe without doing a tour, this is also possible. However, you must choose from a set menu in order to enter, and you'll need to pay in advance at the ticket booth on the first floor. The set menu is around 5500 pesos. "
"Presents a unique mix of arquitecture styles such as neo-romanesque and neo-gothic and the dome with its own unique Indian style from Bhubaneshwar region that represent the tantric union between Dante and Beatriche, the main characters of "La Divina Comedy" from Dante Alighieri. The building is now the tallest in Latin America and one of the tallest in the world made in concrete"
"Located on the Avenida de Mayo and once the tallest building in Latin America! This building blends a mix of architectural styles and is now solely used as an office building, but you can visit on a guided tour. Fun fact: the Palacio Barolo has a twin building in Montevideo, Uruguay called Palacio Salvo, designed by the same architect (Mario Palanti)."

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