The Presidential Palace is a very nice building even only from the outside. It's picturesque on the Plaza. I did not see any tour or anything. The President (PPK) resides here and on Wednesdays he was doing exercises here in the morning.
This is a great place to wander and soak up the atmosphere as well as people watch. It's nice to see at night as the palace is lit and so are all the other buildings around the square. We like exploring the historical centre of Lima.
The Presidential Palace is in the Plaza de Armas. It was part of our Lima City tour, and we arrived in time to watch the changing of the guard. The security guards on the outside like to keep a bit of breathing room around the high fence. PPictures are allowed.
Difficult to review a building that your not allowed inside!
The guards do their goose step changeover every morning, apart from that I really cannot add anything, you're bound to walk by it in the city centre and take a picture as I did. Oh don't put you're phone through the railings to take the shot, as some paranoid guard...
Part of the 2-3 hours you'll want to spend at the Plaza de Armas is the changing of guard at the Presidential Palace. The building itself is architecturally interesting and takes up one of the four corners of the plaza. I've been inside so believe me when I say there is nothing all that interesting to see and they won't...