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. 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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  • very beautiful architecture on a very beautiful place, take the time to see the changing of the guard! Too bad that all be replaced by a more modern construction right behind
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  • Facing the Plaza Murillo, is the seat of Government. It is a beautifully restored old building, because as they explain, it was destroyed by a fire and then restored, that is also known as "Palacio Quemado". The presidential guard that is in the entrance allows one take photos at the entrance with them, which certainly is a plus for tourists.
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  • The Murillo square is very beautiful but not exceptional either more. What is interesting however, is the future presidential palace being built just behind the historic building. A vai massacre!
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