Palacio Portales, Cochabamba

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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. Discover how to plan a Cochabamba trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • Probably the only mansion of its kind in the whole Department, it really is out of place, though also beautifully built, with some very fine internal decoration. The gardens are beautiful and peaceful...  more »
  • Not far from home. Back door recently, but not into it. Last Sunday morning, admission free, but 20 Bolivian currency asked for a guided tour, though did not understand. Inside the House, especially the Chapel, it's so beautiful! Can't take pictures.
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  • It is an important historical site and a vital cultural center. It has a well-stocked library and very beautiful gardens! Travel is a moderate time, is never boring, and there is much to see. It is not very different from what you'd find in Europe, it is quite eclectic... perhaps for a European would not be very interesting.
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  • Really beautiful gardens. Tour in Spanish/English/French included in entry price of 20bovs. House itself is fine. Gardens are the gorgeous part!
  • It's a beautiful place to visit. I love the interior, too bad you can't take photos of the interior
  • It is a beautiful piece of time, that time where the King of Tin among the world's richest men, was a Bolivian, Simon I. Patiño. Lovely place, recommend it 100% when they visit in Cochabamba, "La Llajta" 👍🏼😊
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  • It's wonderful. Do not forget to visit him.
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You can find dozens of inexpensive hotels and budget-friendly hostels between the main bus terminal and the city center in Cochabamba. The only drawback to staying in that area is that some of its side streets can be unsafe late at night, so choose carefully if you plan to go out after dark. Most foreign visitors choose to stay at one of the hotels near the main city square, where you can take advantage of good eating options that are relatively difficult to find elsewhere in town.
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