Presidential Palace (Palacio de Gobierno)

Presidential Palace (Palacio de Gobierno), Lima

Presidential Palace (Palacio de Gobierno)

Presidential Palace (Palacio de Gobierno)
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Randolph Gardener
United States46 contributions
Lima capital of Peru
Nov 2019
It was one of the first places we saw when we arrived at the Plaza de Armas of Peru, our guide William told us that each elected president lives for 5 years in this residence, and is the symbol of the country's executive power, this place is one of so many monuments that surround the square...
Written June 26, 2020
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,613 contributions
At the very site of Pizarro's 16th century house ...
Oct 2019
At the Northern side of Lima's "Plaza de Armas", an impressive building will catch immediately your attention. This Peru's "Palacio de Gobierno" - where the country's president lives and works. This very same site, in 1535, was chosen by Spanish "Conquistador" Francisco Pizarro, the founder of Lima, for the construction of his own house. Since then, the palace is known as "Casa de Pizarro" ("House of Pizarro", in English). Along the centuries and after a few earthquakes, the palace has been built and rebuilt on many occasions. The actual building, featuring neo-baroque and neo-plateresque architectural characteristics, dates from the beginning of the 20th century and was projected by Ricardo de Jaxa Malachowski, a Polish-Peruvian architect (also responsible for the "Palacio Arzobispal de Lima"). Everyday, at noon, at the esplanade in front of the palace, the ceremony of the "Changing of the Guard" takes place, with a brass band playing the famous "El Condor Pasa" as a military march. Visiting the palace's interior is possible, but only on Saturdays and Sundays mornings, with previous bookings during the week. Enjoy!
Written June 5, 2020
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Wesley C
Tucson, AZ6,752 contributions
Peru's Presidential Palace
Oct 2019
Peru's Presidential Palace is an impressive large building on one end of the Plaza de Armas. Beautiful exterior renovated in 1920-30s, after a huge fire.
Written April 25, 2020
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Elena P
Romania4,720 contributions
Nice building
Dec 2019 • Couples
Very nice and impressive. To vidit it for free you have to register from Monday to Thursday and then they will ket you know if you have the permission to visit it (on Saturdays and Sundays)
Written December 20, 2019
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kiltmaker2
Evanston, IL14,812 contributions
The Main Historical Building in The Historical District of Lima
Dec 2018
This is The Main Historical Building in The Historical District of Lima. A must place to go and walking distance to other attractions nearby.
Written September 13, 2019
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Heddy G
Malvern, PA469 contributions
Interesting To See
May 2019 • Couples
We just happened to pass by here and see people looking thru the gates so we stopped too. Not sure if you can tour inside or anything but the police will keep you from getting to close to the outside.
Written June 2, 2019
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Hema P
Birmingham, UK154 contributions
Splendid palace, Changing of the guards ceremony was a bit too long.
Jun 2018 • Couples
This great palace is also situated in the main square - Plaza Mayor. It is the official residence of the President of Peru and the seat of government. The building is very Grande and impressive. The Palace is fantastic. The changing of the Guards takes place everyday at noon, be sure to get there 15 minutes before as it does get very crowded. The ceremony is pretty amazing to watch, first there is a band performance and then the guards change. You can also visit inside but will need to pre arrange in advance.
Written May 3, 2019
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deborahk3
Maidstone, UK1,782 contributions
Presidential Palace
Mar 2019 • Friends
Another great building occupying the north side of Plazer Mayor. This palace is used as the official residency of the Peruvian president as well as being the central seat of the Peruvian government. Not built until the 1930's, the builders gave it an impressive elegant and beautiful feel, surrounded by wrought iron railings. You can visit inside, by prior booking or just stand outside to experience the changing of the guard, which occurs every day.
Written April 21, 2019
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Claudetteth
Cornwall, Canada2,316 contributions
Impressive on the Plaza des Armes
Feb 2019 • Couples
This is the residence of the President of Peru and the official seat of Parliament. The outside structure is quite impressive but it only dates back to the 1930's as most of the building was destroyed at various times by earthquakes. I read that seeing the changing of the guard is a great thing to see.
Written February 15, 2019
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Linda Y
Frisco, TX4,194 contributions
Seat of the Government
Oct 2018 • Solo
Sitting on the north side of the Plaza de Armas, the block-long Government Palace is the official residence of Peru’s President and his family. It’s a working palace with several hundred employees. The location has a fascinating history, some of it quite violent. Francisco Pizarro, the founder of Lima, built his house/legislation office in 1535 on the site of an Incan burial ground and home of Lima’s indigenous leader at the time. In 1541, Pizarro was assassinated here. It was also here that on July 28, 1821, General San Martin declared the Independence of Peru. The palace was last renovated in the 1930’s after much of it was destroyed by a fire. Today’s palace is a magnificent stately building a block long, surrounded by a large wrought-iron fence that prevents you from getting too close. We caught part of the daily Changing of the Guard ceremony that starts at noon. Not sure how you might arrange a tour of the inside, but it’s not readily available.
Written December 26, 2018
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