Presidential Palace, La Paz

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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 fa├žade. 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.
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  • Some reviewers are confusing Bolivia's Legislature with the Presidential Palace. The Presidential Palace is on the same side of Plaza Murillo (adjacent to) the Tomb of Andres de Santa Cruz, and the Ca...  more »
  • when viewed from plaza murillo. Pics were marred by overhead construction cranes. learned about the reverse clock - how sundials work in southern hemisphere so president ordered to set apart from all ...  more »
  • It's great to visit it for the symbolism that the Republican era. But removes that horrible construction this beautiful thing behind town house or whatever it is called. It is a scar in that area as tourist.
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