The Casa de Nariño(english for House of Nariño) or Palacio de Nariño(english for Palace of Nariño) is the official home and principal workplace of the President of Colombia. It houses the main office of the executive branch and is located in the capital city of Bogotá.
is Located at Carrera 7 No. 8-75, holds the offices of the National Government; this is where you find the President’s Office. The president who transferred the governmental headquarters to this palace was General Rafael Reyes, at the beginning of last century. With the name of Nariño Palace or Carrera Palace, it held the Presidential house until 1954. In 1972, the building was torn down, leaving front pieces on the Carrera 7, which still preserves traces of the former physiognomy. This is where the Yellow Hall is located, used for Official Events. This room is decorated with French furniture from the Louis XV era. As of this date and until 1979, it became the modern structure that shows today and located between the Carreras 7 and 8 and Calles 7 and 8 that hold the entrance garden, separated by the Weapon square which leads to the National Capitol.
The monumental Neo-classical building holds the lonely Astronomic Observatory tower on one side and is accompanied by a bronze statue of Antonio Nariño on front. The interiors of the Nariño Palace is decorated with colonial pieces and also from the independence era, some of them used by the liberator, Simon Bolivar and General Santander. The change of guard is carried out at 5:30 p.m. one of the most beautiful shows that can be admired in countries with military tradition.
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