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 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. Make Presidential Palace a centerpiece of your La Paz vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our La Paz vacation builder.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Right on the Plaza Murillo, this grandiose, yellow and white building is certainly imposing and architecturally, one of the highlights of La Paz. From the outside. Alas, visitors are nor permitted to ...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    This is a classical building. Having regard to the very frequent changes of Presidents of the Presidential Palace was under the influence of coups recharged with many times and set on fire. Front of the building stands guard in uniforms from the mid-or late 19th century. the century, which is probably the most interesting thing.
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  • July 17, 2017
    Nice place to get and you can take a photo in le door (do when nobody this entering), is very picturesque and I sense that should be a good place to work.
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