Municipal Palace

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Palacio Municipal

Municipal Palace

Another historical and architectural monument surrounding Lima's Plaza de Armas, is the Municipal Palace. The original building dates back to the early 17th century, but was destroyed mainly by earthquakes and fires several times. The current building, still on the same place as Lima's first town hall, was inaugurated in 1944.

Exterior of the Municipal Palace in Lima, Peru

Exterior of the Municipal Palace in Lima, Peru

Exterior of the Municipal Palace in Lima, Peru

Exterior of the Municipal Palace in Lima, Peru

Old photograph of the Municipal Palace in Lima, Peru

Old photograph of the Municipal Palace in Lima, Peru

Fascinating architectual feautures of the Municipal Palace in Lima, Peru

Fascinating architectual feautures of the Municipal Palace in Lima, Peru

Exterior of the Municipal Palace at night in Lima, Peru

Exterior of the Municipal Palace at night in Lima, Peru

Even if the facade is of neoclassical style, Colonial characteristics like the original structure and the beautiful wooden balconies remained. Its interior design clearly has some French renaissance influence, but after passing the absolute astonishing richly decorated entrance hall an impressive white marble stairs lead you up to the golden era of Colonial times. The Municipal Palace houses an amazing library in a typical Colonial ambience with treasures like the original of the "Charter of Foundation of Lima" signed by Francisco Pizarro, the "Declaration of Independence" and a piece of stone from the moon.

The mansion is also home to the Municipal Art Gallery Ignacio Merino displaying an interesting collection of ancient Lima's photographs and impressive paintings from the Peruvian artists Ignacio Merino, José Sabogal and Francisco Laso.

Exterior of the Municipal Palace in Lima, Peru

Exterior of the Municipal Palace in Lima, Peru

Plaque at the Municipal Palace in Lima, Peru

Plaque at the Municipal Palace in Lima, Peru

Interior of the Municipal Palace in Lima, Peru

Interior of the Municipal Palace in Lima, Peru

Old photograph of the Municipal Palace in Lima, Peru

Old photograph of the Municipal Palace in Lima, Peru

Old photograph of the Municipal Palace in Lima, Peru

Old photograph of the Municipal Palace in Lima, Peru

General Info

Street: Jr. de la Union 200
Info: Plaza Mayor
District: City Center
City: Lima
Region: Lima

Visitors Details

Opening Hours: According to the Municipality of Lima it's open Wed to Sun 09.00 am to 04.00 pm

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#Rosemary Fraser2014-03-11 10:00
This building is open on Wednesdays.
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#Eva - Editor2014-03-11 11:20
Thanks for letting us know about the changes at the Municipal Palace. I just rechecked with the municipality and they confirmed that the palace is open to the public Wednesday to Sunday from 09.00 am to 04.00 pm
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