Palacio del Congreso Nacional, La Paz

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Located in the heart of the city next to the presidential palace, Palacio del Congreso Nacional serves as the seat of Bolivia's congress. Once a convent and college, today the government building houses both the Senate and House of Representatives. As you gaze at this classic example of colonial architecture, look up at the clock above the main entrance. One of the more interesting features of the building, its numbers are in reverse order of a regular clock. Put Palacio del Congreso Nacional into our La Paz trip itinerary maker tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in La Paz.
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  • September 23, 2017
    The Palace is a very beautiful building, located opposite the Plaza Murillo, and in the corner opposite the Presidential Palace. Its Tower has a clock, whose peculiarity is that it turns upside down, and their numbering is also upside down, allowing you to see the time. The reason for this is that if the clocks in the northern hemisphere spin clockwise, in the southern hemisphere should turn to the left. Without a doubt, something you must see in La Paz.
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  • September 17, 2017
    Beautiful building. Attention going anti-clockwise watch-first long tried to figure out what is wrong. :)
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  • August 13, 2017
    Right on Plaza Murillo, this is another interesting building with an impressive facade, but it can't be visited. The building is guarded by soldiers in traditional uniforms, carrying ancient weapons, ...  more »

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