Palacio Portales, Cochabamba

4.6
#1 of 8 in Historic Sites in Cochabamba
Marvel at Palacio Portales, a superb luxurious mansion displaying an eclectic mix of architectural styles, constructed from the finest materials around the world. The grand golden yellow and white façade glows among the lush green garden that surrounds the building. The mansion's interior features Carrara marble, French wood, Italian tapestries, and delicate silks. Simón Patiño originally owned the building, an industrialist who controlled the tin industry and who was at the time one of the wealthiest people in the world. Tours of the mansion feature in both Spanish and English. Discover how to plan a Cochabamba trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • This is one of the tourist spots you should know in Cochabamba. The luxury and details of the Portales Palace, which belonged to Simon I. Patiño, the king of tin, is a beautiful place, full of well-preserved gardens and European-inspired buildings where the passion for the culture and architecture of Don Simón and his wife Doña Albina Rodríguez. Take the guided tour by 20 Bolivians, it is worth telling you the story. You will end up worshipping this family that has made and continues to work for Bolivians through its Patiño Foundation.
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  • I’ll preface this review by saying my Spanish isn’t great, so we wanted an English speaking tour guide. Tourism isn’t major here and most people who visit speak Spanish so that’s on us, but it would b...  more »
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  • The English tour was very informative. The grounds are beautiful and you get to see several rooms of the house. The art work and architectural designs are breathtaking. This house was built in the 1920 and is just stunning.
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