Palacio Barolo


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One of the city's most emblematic buildings, this 1923 construction is a neo-gothic allegorical tribute to the 100 cantos of Dante's Divine Comedy. Hell is on the ground floor: Latin inscriptions taken from nine literary works represent the nine infernal circles and are engraved on the entrance hall's nine vaults. The first 14 floors comprise Purgatory, while Paradise can be found in the upper reaches. At the top is a domed lighthouse, representing God. Guided tours are available for AR$20.

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Palacio Barolo details

Avenida de Mayo 1370,
entre San José y Santiago del Estero

Area Congreso

Transport Subte A, Saénz Peña

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