Presidential Palace, La Paz

3.3
#40 of 105 in Things to do in La Paz
See where the President of Bolivia lives at Presidential Palace, a significant land mark in downtown La Paz. Built in the 19th century, the building exhibits a neo-classical style and features a giant white and gold façade. Atop the building rests the Bolivian coat of arms and a clock tower made of dark grey metal. Guards stand outside the palace dressed in 19th century uniforms and once a day they perform a "changing of the guard ceremony" in front of the main entrance. Across the palace lies the popular Plaza Murillo always packed with locals, tourists, street vendors and lots of pigeons. Put Presidential Palace into our La Paz visit planning app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in La Paz.
Create an itinerary including Presidential Palace
map
Presidential Palace Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
184 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • A nice typical square animated and with truly Bolivian atmosphere. Museums are not far, mounted in front of the Presidential Palace Guard is friendly.
    View original
  • Murillo square near the building. Unbelievably gorgeous and magnificent architecture. Guardsmen in front of the building so that the dignity of the book.
    View original
  • A must-see place for any tourist who wants to know about the history of Bolivia, especially to understand why it is called Palacio Quemado
    View original

Plan your trip to La Paz

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in La Paz

Growing popularity among backpackers and young travelers has led to an increase in budget accommodations in La Paz. The central neighborhoods of Santa Barbara and Juan XIII offer both low-cost options and high-end hotels. For a bohemian twist on your La Paz vacation, stay in Sopocachi, the city's artsy neighborhood.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in La Paz by other users

23 days in United States, La Paz & Rio de Janeiro BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 56 days in South America BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in South America & Central America SEE PLAN February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in Ecuador, Bolivia & Peru BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in South America BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 58 days in South America BY A USER FROM BRAZIL February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 36 days in Mexico, Central America & South America BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Bolivia BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Bolivia BY A USER FROM ISRAEL April, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: April, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in South America BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Rio de Janeiro & La Paz BY A USER FROM HONG KONG June, culture, outdoors, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in Bolivia BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans