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. Put Presidential Palace on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Paramaribo road trip tool .
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  • in the proximity of many other historical buildings, In the proximity of the waterfront and the Palm Grove. .
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  • In colonial times this was the residence of the governor of Suriname. Nowadays it's part of the presidents cabinet. So the president is not living in it. It's not possible to visit the building inside...  more »
  • Beautiful building, well maintained. Something too easy to site to come (we came there by mistake during our search for shortcuts). Good location, easy to match with, among others, Palm Grove and fort Zeelandia (is there besides). Not very exciting.
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  • Really lovely building. It's close to a lot of other sites in Paramaribo so be sure to stop by if only for a picture.
  • A place you must visit in Paramaribo, the mix between modern government and old colonial heritage.
  • 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
  • Nice visit at night

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