Grey and Faded, Palacio Salvo Still Beams over Montevideo and Uruguay
When approaching Montevideo by ferry from Argentina, the first sight that greets your eye is Palacio Salvo. I have raved about this building before, and now that I am spending some extended time in Uruguay, one of my first tasks was to check out this whimsically magnificent gothic and art deco stunner yet again. One cannot help but stare up at the tower during a walk through Montevideo. Sure, it’s fading and could use a facelift, but the Palacio Salvo’s unique architecture and reminder of Uruguay’s past economic might—and recent resurgence—says much about this small yet dynamic country. It is my personal symbol of my past and current travel within Uruguay.
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Image credits: Leon Kaye