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Presidential Palace, Paramaribo

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Admire one of the best-preserved examples of Dutch colonial architecture at Presidential Palace, part of Paramaribo's World Heritage-listed historical center. This three-story white building, located across from the main square, was built in 1730 and remains the residence of the president of Suriname. Though you probably cannot gain entrance, you can walk around the exterior, taking in the symmetrical stone construction and wooden upper floor. Then visit the palm garden behind the building, home to capuchin monkeys as well as tropical birds. Proximity to the national assembly, court of justice, and ministry of finance makes this a convenient stop on a walking tour. Plan your visit to Presidential Palace and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Paramaribo trip generator.
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  • Very nice building but they do very hard the guys who monitor. I have long followed the restoration. So you come there not in I once to former Minister Prime Minister Waterberg (of health) proposed to open up once a month for the voters and other URmensen.hij saw something in but the peers of bouterse did quite difficult. so not (I am already 21 years in suriname)
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  • This stately building is well maintained, painted and attractive in a contemporary way; this is a juxtaposition to the other colonial buildings in the city which are beautiful, but very scruffy. Certa...  more »
  • Nice walking area to the presidential palace and grounds. Very safe and easy to find. You will walk thru the historical part of Paramaribo. 
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  • This wooden building is one of the remnants of the Ducth colonial era. If one visits #Suriname a visit is recommended.
  • It's a good place to visit and learn more of the heritage of suriname
  • A place you must visit in Paramaribo, the mix between modern government and old colonial heritage.
  • Must visit when you're in surinam
  • Mooi presidentieel paleis