The Government Palace (Spanish: Palacio de Gobierno), also known as the House of Pizarro, is the seat of the executive branch of the Peruvian Government, and the official residence of the President of Peru. The palace is a stately government building, occupying the northern side of the Plaza Mayor in Peru's capital city, Lima. Set on the Rímac River, the palace occupies the site of a very large huaca ("revered object") that incorporated a shrine to Taulichusco, the last kuraka (indigenous governor) of Lima.
The first Government Palace was built by Francisco Pizarro, governor of New Castile, in 1535. When the Viceroyalty of Peru was established in 1542, it became the viceroy's residence and seat of government. The most recent alterations to the building were completed in the 1930s, under the direction of President Oscar R. Benavides during his second term of office. The chief architects were Claude Antoine Sahut Laurent and Ricardo de Jaxa Malachowski.
Alain Robinson Chavez Sosa | Jan 21, 2018
L LNBP ok MB
Rayzor A | Jan 25, 2018
Great photograph opportunities but stay in the downtown area as there are some unsavory areas not far from here.
Pooja Bandekar | Jul 8, 2017
The architecture of the building is good, we were able to view the change of guard at noon.
Hanoch Raviv | Jun 20, 2016
Nice building to look at. Preferred time to visit is just before noon when they have this ceremonial guard change which is similar to what is done in Windsor England Peru-style. Other than that, you can only see the palace from the outside through the fence. If you miss the noon guard ceremony then you can skip it altogether.
庄曙逸 | Aug 27, 2017
The change of guards were very interesting
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