Torre Antel


For great views out across the city, take the elevator to the top of Montevideo’s most dramatic modern skyscraper.

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Nearby Montevideo attractions

1. Palacio Legislativo

0.44 MILES

Dating from 1908, and still playing host to Uruguay’s Asamblea General (legislative branch), the three-story neoclassical parliament building is also open…

2. Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo

0.83 MILES

This gallery makes thought-provoking use of the cells of a 19th-century prison, creating an avant-garde space for revolving exhibitions of contemporary…

3. Museo del Gaucho

0.99 MILES

Housed in the ornate Palacio Heber, this museum eloquently conveys the deep attachments between the gauchos, their animals and the land. Its superb…

4. Palacio Salvo

1.02 MILES

On the east side of the Plaza Independencia, the 26-story structure with the crazy beehive hairdo is Palacio Salvo, the continent's tallest building when…

5. Plaza Independencia

1.03 MILES

Montevideo's largest downtown plaza commemorates independence hero José Artigas with a 17m, 30-ton statue and the subterranean Mausoleo de Artigas, where…

6. Mausoleo de Artigas

1.04 MILES

In the middle of the downtown Plaza Independencia is the Mausoleo de Artigas, whose above-ground portion is a 17m, 30-ton statue of the country's…

7. Museo de los Andes

1.05 MILES

Opened in 2013, this unique museum documents the 1972 Andean plane crash (made famous in the book Alive!) that cost 29 Uruguayans their lives and…

8. Puerta de la Ciudadela

1.06 MILES

At the west end of the Plaza Independencia is the Puerta de la Ciudadela, a stone gateway that is one of the only remnants of the colonial citadel…