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Presidential Palace (Palacio de Gobierno)

Plaza de Armas | Zocalo, Lima, Peru
+51 1 3113900
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  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
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“at noon” (41 reviews)
“marching band” (10 reviews)
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Plaza de Armas | Zocalo, Lima, Peru
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+51 1 3113900
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"at noon"
in 41 reviews
"marching band"
in 10 reviews
"guard ceremony"
in 6 reviews
"official residence"
in 5 reviews
"guard change"
in 5 reviews
"nice ceremony"
in 3 reviews
"armed guards"
in 3 reviews
"stunning building"
in 2 reviews
"actual changing of the guard"
in 2 reviews
"wrought iron fence"
in 2 reviews
"traffic police"
in 2 reviews
"peruvian government"
in 3 reviews
"riot police"
in 2 reviews
"the main square"
in 8 reviews
"offer tours"
in 2 reviews
"francisco pizarro"
in 3 reviews
"amazing architecture"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago

While it was impressive to watch the changing of the guard, it was a little underwhelming. It is difficult to hear the band play due to the local churches all ringing their bells at the same time.

Thank Dan L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Plaza Mayor (or Plaza De Armas De Lima) is surrounded by great looking Palaces like the Presidential Palace, the Municipal Palace and the Archbishops Palace. As the name suggests, the Presidential Palace is the Palace in which the President hangs out. I went there at...More

Thank seagullrob
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We watched the change of guards from a distance. The guards chance every ninety minutes. This isn’t one of the most impressive presidential palaces I’ve ever very seen.

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

The Presidential Palace presides over the Plaza de Armas (City Square). Although it is not Buckingham Palace it is well worth visiting. The hustle and bustle is ever present and surrounding the area there are lot of interesting places to visit such as museums, souvenir...More

Thank incawarrior2014
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank Grant I
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

you can watch the changing of the guards but not much else. still a govt building and in use. located near plaza de armas

Thank AroundTheWorldKen
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the changing of the guards. The place seems very secure, like it's not just a touristy thing. It is located in Plaza de Armas so you can't miss it as the plaza is a major tourist attraction area. Very clean and felt...More

Thank Canadian_Hoser
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

Changing of the guards interesting but not accessible to the public as it is an operating government building.

Thank METRUN360
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

If you are lucky during your visit they band will give you a performance. We caught a great show that day. Lots to see in the area surrounding as well.

Thank sgtsbud
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Behind a large metal fence with guards that are completely rigid and on standby, we couldn’t enter – obviously but it was nice to see how the big guns live. Built in 1535 it’s quite beautiful. With traffic police, riot police and just good old...More

Thank UrbanDrifter
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Ramneek P
3 January 2015|
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Response from Mauricio B | Reviewed this property |
Hola, Como estas?, realmente no te sabría decir, pues visité la plaza y disfruté de la magnificencia del palacio desde la vista exterior, pero no ingresé ni supe si esto era posible, podrías averiguarlo allí mismo
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