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Palacio de Gobierno - Historical Building Lima - Peru

On the northeast side of the Plaza de Armas, near the Río Rímac, the Palacio del Gobierno has long been the site of Peruvian rulers. In the mid-16th century, Marquis Francisco Pizarro constructed the original palace on the site of Inca curaca Tauri Chusko’s residence. Over the centuries, earthquakes, fires and pillages destroyed the residence. The present neo-Baroque incarnation was built in the 1920s and 30s in several phases by several architects. Monday through Saturday, there is a changing of the guard. Free guided tours of the public salons are held every Saturday.

Jr. Junín and Jr. Carabaya
Central Lima, Lima, Peru
Central Lima, Lima, Peru

Historical Building Types:
Historic architecture

Travel Tips:

Tours are held Saturday 10 a.m., and must be arranged 48 hours in advance at the Office of Public Relations around the corner. The traditional changing of the guard is done Monday- Saturday, at 11:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.

Price Description: Free

Relative price: Free

Open Hours from:11:45 a.m.

Open Hours to:5:45 p.m.

Travel Skills: None

Currencies accepted
Peruvian nuevo sol

Contact Information:
Phone: 311-3900, extension 523

Here are other activities in and around Central Lima that may be of interest: Convento de Santo Domingo, Santuario De Santa Rosa De Lima, Iglesia La Merced, Casa Aliaga, Correo Central de Lima, Iglesia San Pedro and Iglesia de Jesús, Maria y José.

26 Jan 2012

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