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Reviewed 6 days ago

This building is the official residence of the president and the government. Amazing the lack of guards but not non-existent. The building is splendid architecturally!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Glen U
Reviewed 26 December 2018

Sitting on the north side of the Plaza de Armas, the block-long Government Palace is the official residence of Peru’s President and his family. It’s a working palace with several hundred employees. The location has a fascinating history, some of it quite violent. Francisco Pizarro,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Linda Y
Reviewed 21 December 2018

This is the crown jewel of the Plaza de Armas and houses the Presidency and all key ministries. There is a daily changing of the guard with band, pomp and circumstances. Mid-day is the time to visit - foot traffic is fluid.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Fred_Kadin
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

Hoping to the changing of the guard, but due to a celebration tomorrow you could not get too close. Nice building.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 422iana
Reviewed 20 October 2018

We began another walking tour of this historic city stopping at Government Palace, notable among these buildings in Plaza Mayor. The palace was originally the House of Pizarro. We were in time for the changing of the guard but whistles were frequently blown as those...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kelleygirl2
Reviewed 15 October 2018

I was at the Presidential Palace on Election day so things were pretty quiet. From the outside, there is not much to see. If you touch the fence, one of the many guards armed with aging AK-47's will blow a whistle at you and tell...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ira S
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

I think you can tour the inside of the palace of you sign up two days in advance. We watched the changing of the guard, it starts at 11.30 and goes until about 12.10. the band comes out and plays show times for a while...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Millet02
Reviewed 8 October 2018

It is on a beautiful square, unfortunately had some demonstrations, we could not get in, wish we would

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Steve P
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Amazing, the music and history is one for the books. The changing of the guards was an experience for the books because it is the direct replicate of the one in London

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mary H
Reviewed 19 September 2018

When I went to Lima, there was a lot of protest going on in Peru, so the government palace was blocked by the police and hardly anyone was being let in. However, my friend and I showed our passports, explained that we were tourist and...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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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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