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Pittamiglio Castle (Castillo Pittamiglio) Tours and Activities

Pittamiglio Castle (Castillo Pittamiglio)
Walking down The Rambla in Montevideo, you won’t miss this building of red brick towers, with giant protruding ships and fortress-like architecture among the modern skyscrapers. Pittamiglio Castle (Castillo Pittamiglio) is a beautiful tribute to the man who built it and to the science of alchemy. Designed by Humberto Pittamiglio and built in 1911, the castle's interior is full of obscure symbols with deep meanings. The castle itself represents the life of the alchemist. While during this time period they worked hard to change base metals into gold, they were also constantly trying to change themselves spiritually. In fact, Pittamiglio lived in the castle until his death in 1966, and was constantly changing the rooms in the building to symbolize that facet.

Touring the inside of Pittamiglio Castle, almost everything has a meaning. While square, circular and octagon-shaped rooms symbolize Earth, eternity, and the halfway-point between the two, a tree represents the joining of the Earth and sky. Moreover, images of griffins, which appear in many of the rooms, are guardians of treasure, which many believe is hidden somewhere in the castle. Some other identified symbols include Templar, Masonic and Rosicrucian.  

The mysterious architecture itself is also a point of interest for visitors. While outside, you’ll be taken back in time, inside you’ll find stairs leading to nowhere, labyrinth corridors and hidden rooms. Along with taking a guided tour, visitors can also enjoy live performances.
Address: Rambla Mahatma Gandhi 633, Montevideo 11300, Uruguay
Hours: Monday-Friday 10am–5pm, Saturday-Sunday 3pm-8pm
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Montevideo City Bike Tour

Montevideo City Bike Tour

Visit the highlights of Montevideo during this bike Tour. Discover the Uruguayan culture, walk through the Old Town and enjoy the beautiful European architecture The best way to get to know the capital city of Uruguay!
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Pittamiglio Castle (Castillo Pittamiglio) hours of operation: Monday-Friday 10am–5pm, Saturday-Sunday 3pm-8pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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