Presidential Palace, Bogotá

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  • Presidential Palace, Bogota, Colombia
    Presidential Palace, Bogota, Colombia
    by jumpingnorman
  • Presidential Palace, Bogota, Colombia
    Presidential Palace, Bogota, Colombia
    by jumpingnorman
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    Presidential Palace of Bogota, Casa de Narino

    by jumpingnorman Written Jul 8, 2009

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    Presidential Palace, Bogota, Colombia
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    I read that it might be a little tricky having pictures taken by the gate of the Presidential Palace, but I tried anyway. The guards were okay with it and just told me to do it quickly...they are over-protective because the Palace is located just by the busy Plaza Bolivar (security is thus beefed up).

    The Casa de Nariño (Spanish for House of Nariño) or Palacio de Nariño (Spanish for Palace of Nariño) was constructed (1908) on the house where Antonio Nariño was born. It is the official home and principal workplace of the President of Colombia, and the main office of the executive branch and is located in the capital city of Bogotá.

    The palace also houses works of art and upholstery from different years and the garden houses the Observatorio Astronómico de Bogotá. I did not have much time to see if the guards had a special ceremony for changing shifts, and I am not aware of any tours into the palace.

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    Presidential Palace

    by acemj Updated Dec 23, 2007

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    The Presidential Palace (Casa de Narino), is located just a few steps from the Plaza de Bolivar and is a beautiful, yet heavily guarded fortress that is actually the house of the President of Colombia. Because of its location in the heart of La Candelaria, efforts have been made in recent years to clean up the area and there is a fairly large presence of security personnel.

    As far as I know, it's not possible to visit the palace and walking too close to the entrance or stopping to take a photo will get the attention of the guards and you will be told to keep moving.

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    Palacio Narino

    by el_ruso Written Aug 24, 2005

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    Named after a former president, this tasteful classical building is guarded like you would not believe. They don't allow photography, but I pretended I did not understand Spanish and was able to take this one.

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    CASA DE NARIÑO (Presidential...

    by viajeromaga Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    CASA DE NARIÑO (Presidential Palace). Located in the old part of the city in the district of La Candelaria. Its a beautiful palace built during the XIX and is the actual home of the President of Colombia. The palace is conected to the Senate of the Republic and to the Plaza de Bolivar.

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