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“Surprising free tour on a weekend” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Palacio Municipal de Lima

Palacio Municipal de Lima
Jiron de la Union 300 - Plaza Mayor de Lima, Lima Lima 1, Peru
+(51)315-1542
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Lima City Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #65 of 227 things to do in Lima
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Owner description: The City Hall of Lima was open in 1944 and built by the architect Ricardo de Jaxa Polish Malachowski, who was responsible for the construction and interior decoration of the building. Its rooms are characterized by Art Nouveau style. Here you can find a large collection of paintings and photographs of the Republican period.
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“Surprising free tour on a weekend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We arrived at the Plaza de Mayor around four in the afternoon and noticed that as well as having riot police standing guard outside the cathedral, the number of people in the square itself steadily diminished over the course of the next hour.
We were walking along the front of the Palacio Municipal and were politely asked if we would like a free tour. Not having anything else planned, we accepted this offer and just the two of us were given a walk though of this grand building.
The vantage point overlooking the now empty square from the mayoral balcony was quite amazing, and we practiced our speech-giving from the red carpeted podium.
It felt a bit like we were naughty children tip toeing through a neighbour's house while they were on holidays, but heck, we didn't break down any doors to get in!
Of course our tip was gratefully accepted.

Visited June 2014
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