The Palacio Barolo is actually a misnomer, it is not a palace in the sense of the others in the city, it is an office building.
Not just any office building, the structure was built in reference to the Divine Comedy by Dante. The building is 100 meters high, one for each canto.
Our tour guide Isabella was helpful in provided many of the design details of the building.
The building’s 22 floors are divided into three sections. The basement and ground floor are ‘hell’, floors 1-14 are ‘purgatory’, and finally 15-22 are ‘heaven’.
It is truly a unique design throughout.
In addition there is a plethora of representation throughout the building, such as the letter A in the Ascensor (elevator) being the Mason’s symbol.
There are great views of Buenos Aires from the upper floors.
The Palacio Barolo – one unique building.