Palacio Quemado
Palacio Quemado
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JohnInBolivia
La Paz, Bolivia52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
I love visiting Plaza Murillo, which contains the Presidential Palace, or the "Placio Quemado" or the "Burnt Palace" as it was once burnt down. Have a photo taken with the Colorado Guards at the front door; they are very friendly. Then walk across the street to the plaza and look at the ornate light pole opposite the palace. A former President, Gualberto Villarroel, was hung from this light pole after he refused to die when he was thrown from the top floor of the Palace onto the road by an angry mob in 1946. A dangerous job being a President here! Diagonally opposite from the Palace is a white building of about 3 floors. There are marks in the plaster on the front of the building. These are bullet holes from a gun battle between the police and army about 20 years ago. La Paz's main Cathedral is next to the Palace and the Houses of Congress are on the other side of the Palace. A beautiful place to stroll around on a sunny day.
Written 11 August 2019
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TASunde
Canton, GA871 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
It's a beautiful building right at Murillo Square. We only observed from the square. We understand you can have your picture taken with the guards but didn't do so. Seemed like an imposition to us.
Written 26 July 2019
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Stuart S
New York City, NY121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
It was unbelievable that the Vice President of Bolivia would be so gracious to invite 30 plus Americans and a Canadian on a Tour of the Presidential Palace. Not planned but it was such a thrill. Quite interesting and we saw the comparable US West Wing. Thanks again Mr Vice President
Written 3 July 2019
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Jody G
West Chesterfield, NH533 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
This palace is found in Murillo Plaza in downtown La Paz and is close to several other important government buildings. It is worth a visit to the plaza to take in the entire area.
Written 18 April 2019
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Zarin S
Mumbai, India720 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
This is a beautiful and impressive building which stands out in the Square. You are not allowed to visit inside. You see a lot of flags flying on this Palace building.
Written 17 April 2019
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TheBirdSpokane
Spokane243 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
Loved the building. Took plenty of pictures and the guards outside did not seem to mind. However you cannot enter. The plaza in front is Plaza Murillo, anise place to relax and doe some people watching.
Written 7 April 2019
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Goal100Countries
Cheltenham, UK599 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
The Palace sits facing the Plaza and is an impressive historical building that sounds out due to its sheer size, colour and flags.
Written 27 March 2019
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Elias_Rovielo
Sao Caetano do Sul, SP1,186 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
A presidential palace that has no public internal visitation.

You have to settle for the history of this palace and its people.

The frontal view of the palace and the sympathy of the presidential guard.
Written 7 March 2019
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Brian99993
Oxford, UK566 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
If there were no guards at the entrance of the Place you will probably miss it. Still, it's refreshing to be able to walk around the area without any heavy security.
Written 28 February 2019
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Boho1979
Deal, UK693 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
Went here as part of an organised full day tour with Transturin.
This square is practically the only histroic place left in La Paz along with Sagarnaga Street. So you have to go.
The backwarrd clock face is unusual
Written 10 February 2019
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