Palacio Portales, Cochabamba
The Palacio Portales (Portales Palace) was built between 1915 and 1927 based on the design by French architect Eugene Bliault. It was a residence of Simon Iturri Patino, Bolivian millionaire, called "the tin baron" who controlled over half of the nation's output in the 1930s.
This place is a beautiful example of the eclectic style with French Renaissance architectural influences. It includes a Louis XVI room, a moor themed room and influences of Alhambra de Granada.Set in 10 hectares of gardens inspired by Versailles, the mansion was finished in 1927 but never occupied. The Patino Mansion is now the Cultural and Pedagogic Centre Simon I. Patino
The complex includes the Palacio Portales mansion, gardens (Jardines), and an art museum (Centro de Arte Contemporaneo). It is located in the northern neighbourhood of Queru Queru.
Guided tour Tue-Fri, 15:30, 16:30, 17:30 (Spanish), 16:00, 17:00 (English)
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