Palacio Portales
Palacio Portales
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Friday
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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This exquisite mansion, now an arts center, is the most impressive example of the opulence enjoyed by Bolivian elite in the early 20th century.
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nancy h
34 contributions
Feb 2023
I took my nephew in a stroller to see this. The gardens are impeccable.... absolutely stunning. I would have liked to have seen more, but I was pushing a stroller and I could not push it through some of the paths since they were made of loose rocks and very deep. That is why I gave this a rating of 4. So what I saw was beautiful, but I was disappointed that I could not see more. This would not be accessible to anyone in a wheelchair either. The other thing, I only speak English, but there was not a guide to help non- spanish speakers. Still, it is worth your time if you don't need a wheelchair or stroller and don't mind wandering.
Written February 26, 2023
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Sophia P
36 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
We went on a tour at 5:30. We enjoyed walking around on the grounds before the tour. The tour was very informative and interesting. The guards were very strict which made it a little hard for my 8 year old to enjoy it. It might not be as fun for very young children.
Written July 21, 2022
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Nikitaluca
London, UK16 contributions
Feb 2017 • Couples
I would never expect to find such a treasure here in Cochabamba. This place is amazing and some kind of mystique. I felt like I was back to different times. All this surrounding gives just a 'cherry on the top of the cake'. Definitely worth to see
Written February 23, 2017
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AnaStarrenburg
Brisbane, Australia112 contributions
Feb 2017 • Couples
We did not expected this place to be so amazing. It's truly worth the visit and the guided tour is pretty good.
Beautiful and very well kept. I would love to go to a concert there!
Written February 13, 2017
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Desmond D
5 contributions
Jan 2017 • Family
The schedules of attending are:
from monday to friday from 9am to 12pm and afternoon
On saturdays and sundays they only open from 9am to 11am
Written January 29, 2017
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Ciaran
Scarborough, Australia268 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
Very nice garden to have a chill in and have a look at a nice house. They offer organised tours in English, Spanish & French for 20Bs but it is free if you want to just have a little walk and look around.
Written January 11, 2017
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Scott C
Detroit, Michigan, United States13 contributions
Dec 2016 • Family
We did not take the tours inside the palace because of time, but walking the grounds and around the palace is free. Beautiful grounds and architecture.
Written January 6, 2017
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CaseyandSue
Brisbane, Australia433 contributions
Feb 2017 • Couples
This mansion was built by the Andean Rockefeller, Simon Patino, but he never lived in it. The house and gardens are very well maintained by Sth American standards and the preservation of the house is very good.
Written February 14, 2017
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David V
34 contributions
Oct 2016 • Friends
Interesting part of Bolivian history. Rich tin miner becomes one of the top 10 richest person in the world with mines all over the world. Idealizing Europe he builds a small palace in EU style. No indigenous, Bolivian elements in the palace. In fact an artefact of the racist Bolivian elite in the begin of the 20th century.
Written October 30, 2016
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Bantezana
Mercer Island, WA12 contributions
Sep 2016
Built for Patiño, the tin mining magnate, in the style of 19th century European palaces, with workmanship by French and Italian artisans. Never occupied and now a museum, center for literary meetings, concerts, etc
Written October 1, 2016
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Palacio Portales (Cochabamba) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

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Palacio Portales is open:
  • Tue - Fri 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM