Castillo Pittamiglio, Montevideo

#2 of 24 in Historic Sites in Montevideo
Nightlife · Castle
Admire an impressive Modernist landmark, cultural center, and museum at Castillo Pittamiglio, home of architect Humberto Pittamiglio from 1910 until his death in 1966. The building's design was an ongoing process intentionally left unfinished when Pittamiglio died. Consider the symbolism of the curious sculptures curling around the main building, and take a tour of the interior to see oddly shaped rooms, doors that lead to nothing, and interesting color and material choices. The life of the architect remains the source of much mystery, and the museum addresses several rumors that surround the man and his work. Put Castillo Pittamiglio and other Montevideo attractions into our Montevideo day trip website, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • It is wonderful to see that this magical place, unique un Uruguay, has been recovered. The museum and a walk through the castle grounds, take us back to an era thet we should not forget. After...  more »
  • There isn't a lot known about the building or about Humberto Pittamiglio. The building's architecture and decorations are filled with meaning, however the building was oppressive. The outside of...  more »
  • Enchanting Historical Experience. Interesting Architecture. Great Service and Delicious Food. I'll Be Back!
  • The architecture is not as great as the story of the man who created the building. The guide knows a lot and seems really friendly, but he spends way too much time talking about symbols. Yes, there’re symbols everywhere, but there’s no need to pay attention to all of them. Unfortunately, the building is only partially restored and there are many parts that need a lot of work yet. I imagine that visiting this building can be a nice thing for architects, but for most of us the most interesting part is the story behind it.
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