Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Palacio Legislativo, Montevideo - URUGUAY - UNESCO TENTATIVE
This card was also sent by Jacqueline from California, but it shows the magnificent Uruguay Parliament (Palacio Legislativo) in Montevideo. I've asked her for this card (even knowing it breaks my "country of origin" rule) because it shows this unique building much better than in the other card I've got (a Map-Card of Downtown Montevideo sent by Agus from Urugay last August). Thank you so much Jacqueline, this was the first time I've made such a big swap, and I really enjoy doing it. This postcard took 9 days to arrive!
The Uruguay Parliament (Palacio Legislativo) is a reticle-shaped ground plan, 4 stories : basement, ground floor, 1st and 2nd stories. Surrounded by gardens, the Capitol, see of the Legislative Power, enjoys a privileged location that allows the best views of the city and of its historical Bay. The building was inaugurated on August 25th, 1925 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence and was declared a National Historic Monument in 1975.