Abandoned for 30 Years: Inside The Incredible Monte Palace Hotel

laatste update: 04-2021

In 1990, the brand new Monte Palace Hotel won an award for Best Hotel Of The Year. Within a few months, it closed down and never reopened. What happened? I went to explore the story behind one of the world’s most extraordinary abandoned buildings…


This beautifully-written blog about the history of the hotel:

Jorge Loures’ superb 2011 YouTube documentary about the hotel – this is where I got all the old photos and news clippings from:

The spectacular drone shots are from this video by Irmãos Brother:

And finally thanks to Atlas Obscura, the website where I found out about the hotel in the first place!

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  1. I too am familiar with the lofty heights of the Reading hexagon roof, the sweeping canyon that is Broad Street and the majestic mass of the Oracle, it is indeed like the Azores but better.

  2. Bought from a chinese… do you know about the problem rich chinese people have in china? Even if they are abroad they can go missing and I mean it in a sense of disposal. I like the chinese food and old culture, but not how politics are going so wild that there are manhunts in other countries. If nothing happened until today. This could mean it OR the chinese person wanted to get rid of his money before that person gets too much attraction from his government. Look it up. It's scary and crazy what is going on in the world. If some of the chinese government sees this comment I love you and would appreciate it, if you keep those kind of business in your country. Please and thanks. Just so you know I love my life and doesn't want ruin possible business opportunities, because china is one of the human power houses out there in the world.

  3. 8:10 It’s in case the bathtub overflows before the last guy is done, so that he can turn around doing a sweet 180 and finish emptying his bladder in the urinal in case the guy in the tub already has a mouthful at the time ;).
    This was a special place. My buttocks still clenches upon hearing the name ! I was young back then, it was before my second sex change, still firm yet malleable !


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