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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  • There are buildings reminiscent of the Spain square. Spain architecture and Incan ruins are mixed. Lima Spain-style buildings in big cities, feel more Inca of the Inca capital of Cusco.
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  • Lovely building right located at the Plaza De Armas in Lima, near the Cathedral. Well worth a visit. Take a taxi and ask for the Plaza de Armas.  more »
  • The Presidential palace cannot be missed if you explore the city center. It is on the main square. You will be surprised how long is the changing guard ritual. It takes one hour! And during this hour ...  more »

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