Estevez Palace, Montevideo

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The Estévez Palace is a building situated in Plaza Independencia, Montevideo, Uruguay, designed in a combination of Doric and Colonial styles by Manoel de Castel in 1873. It has served as the working place of the President of Uruguay and has been eventually converted to a museum, housing artifacts and mementos of the Uruguayan presidency and its office holders.
It was owned by don Francisco Estévez and his family until it was acquired by the Uruguayan government in 1880, when it was established as the working place of president Lorenzo Latorre in 1890.
After the restoration of democracy in 1985, president Julio María Sanguinetti moved the seat of the Executive Power to the Liberty Building, which had served before as the Ministry of Defence. During the government of Tabaré Vázquez the seat was moved to the Torre Ejecutiva, which is next to the Estévez Palace.
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  • This is a nice palace in the centre of the city, in plaza Independencia. There are many photos and paintings with the presidents of the state inside.  more »
  • The building was finished in 1873. The Uruguayan government acquired the building from the Estevez family in 1880. It became the working office of the president. Today it is a museum with displays of....  more »
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