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All visitors will get to the 14th floor by using elevators. However, they will have to climb 8 floors through narrow stairs to get to the top of the building.

Please be aware that children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  

Activity details

Wear proper footwear: There are many stairs to climb.

Tours are offered in Spanish and English.

Barolo Palace is inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy. Therefore, while touring the building, you will visit the spaces that most closely resemble Hell, Purgatory and Paradise – the three sections of the famous Italian poem.

The tour begins on Barolo Alley.  It is here – in Hell – where your guide will explain the symbolism of various ornaments and you’ll start venturing into the fascinating and enigmatic story of this Latin American skyscraper.

The elevator will then take you further up, to one of the two balconies of Hell. There you will discover that the dome visible from the hall of the building is not part of its axis, and to prove it, you will enter the dome using the elevator to the 13th floor. This is just a glimpse of the complexity in the work of Palanti, the architect, which you will appreciate in all its splendor, magnificence and symbolic beauty.

There, on the Terrace of the 13th floor, breathtaking views and the Barolo Lighthouse await you.

Then you’ll walk up one floor to arrive at the Tower where – following a brief explanation of what you are about to experience – you’ll climb up six floors, by stairs, to Paradise. As you climb, the passages narrow until they end in the balcony that, according to our visitors, offers the best panoramic views of the city of Buenos Aires.

But wait – you have not yet arrived at the “empyrean” Paradise, where Dante imagined the meeting of blessed souls and where Architect Palanti designed a Lighthouse.

This work of art is housed by a glass dome that is almost one hundred meters high. Climbing up to the dome is the most memorable experience offered by the Barolo. In 2010, the Lighthouse was given value and has a powerful 5000-watt lamp.

To end the tour, you will go down the same stairs that you climbed up, to take the elevator down to the Museum Office, where we hope you’ll get a taste of the roaring 20s, while relaxing in the distinguished company of antique furniture and quaint hats.