Presidential Palace in Lima
Peru, Lima

The Palace of Government or the Casa de Pissarro is the headquarters of the executive branch of Peru and the official residence of the President of Peru. It is both the oldest and newest building in the central square of Lima. The first palace of the government was founded in this place as early as 1535 and was the residence of the governor of New Castile, Francisco Pizarro. In 1586, the palace was demolished by a powerful earthquake. The newly rebuilt building was twice destroyed by fires in 1884 and 1921 and rebuilt again. Due to the economic crisis, the modern palace building was reconstructed in two stages under the leadership of two different architects and was officially opened in 1938. The facade with the main entrance was built in the neocolonial style under the direction of the French architect Claude Sahut, and the facade overlooking the main square is decorated in neo-baroque style under the direction of the Polish architect Ricardo de Yah Malakhovsky.
The names of the ceremonial halls and rooms are dedicated to the figures of Peruvian history. The reception hall, or the Golden Living Room, is perhaps the most impressive building of the palace. The room is decorated in French style interspersed with Peruvian motifs, the walls are covered with gold leaf. In the Golden Living Room there is a collection of paintings, solemn receptions are held here, ministers take the oath and ambassadors present credentials to the president. The president’s office is named after Colonel Francisco Bolognese, the negotiation room is Admiral Miguel Grau, the cabinet of the Council of Ministers is Captain Jose Quinones González, the embassy room is the Guard Inspector Mariano Santos Mateos.
Particular attention when visiting the presidential palace should be given to the ceremony of changing the guard of the presidential guard, which takes place daily at 12:00.

Tourist Objects nearby
Love Park in Lima (Parque del Amor)
Love Park in Lima (Parque del Amor)
Lima Cathedral
Lima Cathedral
Gold Museum in Lima
Gold Museum in Lima
Parque de la Reserva in Lima
Parque de la Reserva in Lima
Lima Central Square - Plaza Mayor
Lima Central Square - Plaza Mayor
Archaeological Museum of Raphael Larco Herrera
Archaeological Museum of Raphael Larco Herrera
Olive Grove Olivar (Park Olivar)
Olive Grove Olivar (Park Olivar)
Miraflores District in Lima
Miraflores District in Lima
Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima
Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima