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Palacio Portales, Cochabamba

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Architectural Building
Marvel at Palacio Portales, a superb luxurious mansion displaying an eclectic mix of architectural styles, constructed from the finest materials around the world. The grand golden yellow and white façade glows among the lush green garden that surrounds the building. The mansion's interior features Carrara marble, French wood, Italian tapestries, and delicate silks. Simón Patiño originally owned the building, an industrialist who controlled the tin industry and who was at the time one of the wealthiest people in the world. Tours of the mansion feature in both Spanish and English. Plan to see Palacio Portales and other attractions that appeal to you using our Cochabamba travel itinerary maker.
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  • The visit to the gardens has no fixed schedule and very nice pictures can be taken, visits to the interior of the Palace have schedule and they are guided, there are tours in English and Spanish. On the other hand there is an exhibition of painting, art or other.
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  • Beautiful Palace with neatly landscaped gardens around it. Unfortunately they were close in the morning (this was not in the travel guide) and we had to come back in the afternoon to do a tour.
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  • Formerly located outside the city, now is something far from the Centre and surrounded by a modern shopping area, restaurants and nightlife. Can access it to foot from the Center in some twenty minutes. The Palace visits are guided and are held from Tuesday to Friday afternoons and weekend mornings. They have a price of two dollars for nationals and three dollars for tourists. In addition to in Spanish, there are some tours guided in English and French. The visit lasts about 45 minutes. Access to only the gardens is free and open during those same hours. The building is a continuous sample of luxury imported from Europe at the beginning of the 20th century. The property was property of Simon Patiño, the called King of the Tin, businessman that came to convert is in one of them men more rich of the world but that never resided in the House. Everything is now managed by a foundation of the family. Counts with a center of exhibitions.
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