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Präsidentenpalast
Präsidentenpalast

Präsidentenpalast

Plaza Murillo, La Paz, Bolivia

Praktische Infos

Der Palacio Quemado befindet sich neben der Kathedrale von La Paz und gegenüber dem Legislativpalast, in dem sich der bolivianische Kongress trifft. Touristen haben keinen Zutritt zum Präsidentenpalast, aber es lohnt sich, den Platz zu besuchen und die beeindruckende Fassade zu besichtigen. Es gibt auch einmal am Tag einen Wachwechsel.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Presidential Palace is ideal for history and architecture lovers.
  • Tourists are not allowed inside the palace but you can take pictures of the building from Plaza Murillo.
  • There is no entrance fee to Plaza Murillo.
  • Come early in the afternoon to see the changing of the palace guards.
  • Be careful of pickpockets since it can be very crowded at the plaza.
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How to Get There

The Presidential Palacexa0is located on Plaza Murilloxa0next to the La Paz Cathedral and across the Congress building. Situated in the center of La Paz, the palace is easy walking distance from Plaza San Francisco, Sagarnaga Street, Museo Nacional de Arte, Museo de Coca, and Witches Market.

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When to Get There

The Presidential Palace is not open to tourists, but it may be admired any day of the week from Plaza Murillo. La Paz has a temperate spring-like climate year-round, with cooler temperatures from November through March. If you can, time a visit in May/June to experience the Festival of the Great Power (Fiesta del Gran Poder), featuring a colorful parade with brass bands and dancers.

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Wildcard

La Paz Cathedral Next door, atop a steep hill lies the impressive La Paz Cathedral. First built in the 17th century using bricks, lime, and stone, the church was reconstructed and re-opened in 1925. Featuring an immense metal dome, thick columns, heavy bronze doors with exquisite carvings, and stained glass windows depicting local politicians, the church is magnificent, however, photography is not permitted.

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