Presidential Palace (Palacio de Gobierno), Lima

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One of the country's most important governmental buildings, Presidential Palace (Palacio de Gobierno) serves as the official residence of the president. The current building was completed in 1937 in an elegant, stately Neo-Baroque style, though different forms of governmental offices have stood here since 1535. The guards standing at attention and the iconic wrought iron fence neatly complement the grandeur and seriousness of this major landmark. To visit Presidential Palace (Palacio de Gobierno) and get the most from your holiday in Lima, create itinerary details personal to you using our Lima trip planner .
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  • As almost all the buildings that have been home to the seat of Government in Latin America has suffered a series of catastrophic events: earthquakes, fires... so its history speaks of successive projects, demolitions and return to start. Currently what most draws the attention of the Government Palace is the changing of the guard. To meet those guidelines the soldiers spend the hours died under the harsh sun and the cold winter.
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  • Pretty building but not much to do but look. They have like 40 guards ready to go on the right side of the building. Wasn't sure if they were for protests or acting as the secret service.  more »
  • you can watch the changing of the guards but not much else. still a govt building and in use. located near plaza de armas  more »
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