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Discover the history at Palacio de Gobierno

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Built in the 19th century, The Palacio de Gobierno the residence of the Peru’s president is located to the north east of the Plaza de Armas. A uniformed presidential guard is on duty over here all day long; the ceremonial changing of the guards take place over here in the noon every day. A free guided tour in English and Spanish is offered over here which has to be reserved 48 hours in advance at the nearby Public Relations Office by which you can get in to the palace.

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Ask a guard to guide you in the right direction and you can see a statue of Francisco Pizzaro riding on a horseback who was a mediocre horsemen, which is exactly opposite to the cathedral and at the corner of the plaza. The statue also has an identical statue of Pizarro in Trujillo, Spain which is his home town. Ideally the statue was earlier placed in the centre of the plaza but later on shifted to its current position, as the position gave a light view of the horse’s rear end facing to the cathedral, so the position was changed with its backside safely averted.

Address: Jirón de La Unión s/n, Lima, Peru

Contact: +51 1 3113900"

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