Government Palace of Peru

Government Palace of Peru

Information about Government Palace of Peru

Direccion: Jiron de la Union s/n, Cercado de Lima 15001 - See on the Map

The Government Palace of Peru, also called Government House or Casa de Pizarro, is the main headquarters of the Peruvian executive branch and the official residence of the President of Peru.

It is located in the Plaza Mayor of the historic center of Lima, on the banks of the Rímac River. The facade of the palace is of neo-baroque style of French inspiration, whereas the lateral facade, that gives to the street Palace and where the door of entrance is of neocolonial style (neoplateresca).

During the first years of the conquest the selected place for the foundation of the City of Lima was a fertile valley irrigated by the Rimac River and close to the sea. This valley was part of the possessions of the curaca Taulichusco and the Lima culture.

The foundation ceremony was held in what is now the Plaza Mayor, on January 18, 1535, calling it "The very noble, very famous and very loyal city of the Kings of Peru." Immediately we proceeded to distribute the land among the conquerors.

The House of the Governor Pizarro was built in a simple way with a patio to the center, in whose garden a fig tree was planted that exists to this day.

Years after the death of Pizarro, at the hands of the followers of Almagro, the Peacemaker La Gasca occupies this house, along with the Royal Hearing, which was the subject of a lawsuit between the heirs of Pizarro and the Royal Crown.

You can know Government Palace of Peru in the following excursions

CITY TOUR COLONIAL & MODERN LIMA

The city Tour in Lima is to know the old with the new. We can see constranstes offered by the capital of Peru.
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City Tour Lima at Night

Discover the beauty of Lima, visiting the main beautifully illuminated under the enchantment and tranquility of nighttime Lima architectural monuments.
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