Goverment Palace of Peru

Local namePalacio Nacíonal de Gobierno
LocationLima, Peru

The Government Palace, also known as the House of Pizarro, is the seat of the executive branch of the Peruvian Government, and the official residence of the President of Peru. The palace is a stately government building, occupying the northern side of the Plaza Mayor in Peru's capital city, Lima. Set on the Rímac River, the palace occupies the site of a very large huaca that incorporated a shrine to Taulichusco, the last kuraka of Lima.

The first Government Palace was built by Francisco Pizarro, governor of New Castile, in 1535. When the Viceroyalty of Peru was established in 1542, it became the viceroy's residence and seat of government. The most recent alterations to the building were completed in the 1930s, under the direction of President Oscar R. Benavides during his second term of office. The chief architects were Claude Antoine Sahut Laurent and Ricardo de Jaxa Malachowski.

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Opening hours

For tours through the palace call or visit the public relations office.


Tour of the palace is free.

More information and contact


Official Website

Phone +51 1 3113908

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

Coordinates -12°2'41.644" N -77°1'47.328" E

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