Presidential Palace

4.4291 Votes
  • Address: Plaza de Armas | Zocalo, Lima, Peru
  • Phone: +51-13113908
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Palace, Food And Drinks, Plaza
Tickets From $38.49

This is the government palace building. It is the residence of Peru’s president. It is to the north-east of Mayor’s plaza. The building is recognizable by the large iron fence that surrounds it. Inside the palace, rich sights await you- decorated lounges, looming chandeliers, a beautiful entrance hall and the big green patios. The architecture is old and the building has been well preserved. The guides will explain to you the history of Peruvian administration that this building has housed since a long time. Highlights include:

  • The Ornamental guards at the entrance.
  • The statue of Fransisco Pizarro
  • The Golden Hall
  • The sculpture of General Jose de San Martín (Peru’s Liberator)
  • The Pizarro room

Presidential Palace Travel Tips

  • Closed for public, unless a tour has been scheduled.
  • A free guided tour into the palace is the only way in. This tour can be scheduled and booked at the Public Relations office.
  • The tour has to be booked two days in advance. 

Presidential Palace Hours

  • The changing of guards ceremony : 11:45 am to 12:20 pm
  • Please enquire before you visit.
  • Recommended time to visit : 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

How to Reach Presidential Palace

  • Bus station: Desamparados
  • Ask the locals for directions.

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  • Presidential Palace Address: Plaza de Armas | Zocalo, Lima, Peru
  • Presidential Palace Contact Number: +51-13113908
  • Time required to visit Presidential Palace: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 16.08% of people who visit Lima include Presidential Palace in their plan

  • 50% of people start their Presidential Palace visit around 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Presidential Palace

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

85.71% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Presidential Palace

People normally club together Caral and Iglesia Y Convento De San Francisco while planning their visit to Presidential Palace.

People also prefer to start their day with Presidential Palace.

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Presidential Palace Reviews & Ratings

  • This great palace is also situated in the main square - Plaza Mayor. It is the official residence of the President of Peru and the seat of government. The building is very Grande and impressive. The Palace is fantastic. The changing of the Guards takes place everyday at noon, be sure to get there 15 minutes before as it does get very crowded. The ceremony is pretty amazing to watch, first there is a band performance and then the guards change. You can also visit inside but will need to pre arrange in advance.

  • Main Square is beautiful location surrounded with historic buildings and the government palace. Lot of tourists as well as the locals hangout here. We spent few hours in main Square during our visit to Lima. There are many cafes in the area to grab a quick snacks or beverages.

  • The President White House in Lima, Peru. A lot of people and tourists are watching a troop of the guards performance. Very nice.

  • Had a private tour in the palace during the monthly change of the guard. Beautiful interior design, views and rooms with a lot a history. Can certainly recommend.

  • Be there noon for changing of the guard.Much better then in London. Last about 30min-40min with live orchestra. great skills of soldiers .During day place is safe with lots of police . Must visit in Lima. Be aware of bad traffic to get to historic area allow extra time for travel.can be around 45min from Miraflores. Uber aprox 15Soles

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