"See the Changing of the Guard at the Palace" Palacio De Gobierno Tip by AKtravelers

Palacio De Gobierno, Lima: 21 reviews and 27 photos

  The guard changes in Lima
by AKtravelers

Every day at noon, the guard at the palace changes, a ceremony based on the event at Buckingham Palace. But it a way, the ceremony in Peru is much more colorful. First, the bolivarist uniforms, with the plumed hats and bright colors, make a great spectacle. Secondly, the Peruvian guards employ a variety of steps/kicks to get themselves in position, including the highest-kicking goose steps I have ever seen. Furthermore, it will strike most anglophonic observers as odd that a martial band would play Simon and Garfunkel during such a serious ceremony! In fact, they are playing the song "El Condor Pasa", written by a Peruvian in the 1940's but borrowed by the American duo in the 1960's (it's amazing what you learn when you travel).

Address: Plaza Mayor - Main Place (Centrum of Lima)
Phone: +51 1 3113900
Website: http://www.presidencia.gob.pe/casa-de-gobierno-peru

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 2, 2005
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