We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Avenida Chile entre Venezuela y Garcia Moreno, Quito, Ecuador
Phone Number: 593-2-382-7000
Website
Book ahead on Viator
Top Rated
More Info
$78*
and up
Old Town Quito Sightseeing and Food Walking Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 377 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 202
    Excellent
  • 141
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
I SAW PRESIDENT CORREA

Go on mondays and if president correa is there you will see him saying hi from balcony a very nice, spectacular band GO AND ENJOY please mark bellow this as helpful to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
turistadeccs
,
caracas

Similar Things to Do in Quito

Add Photo Write a Review

377 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
203 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Another must-see when in Quito. Unfortunately we didn't have time to go inside but from chatting to other I understand you can and it is worth doing so. Warning- there were a lot of shady characters around, I assume looking to pick-pocket or mug tourists, so keep an eye on your valuables and keep them out of reach

Was this review helpful? Yes
caracas
Level Contributor
323 reviews
236 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Go on mondays and if president correa is there you will see him saying hi from balcony a very nice, spectacular band GO AND ENJOY please mark bellow this as helpful to help improve this , your vote counts since this is information given for free

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
256 reviews
161 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Wishing I had more time to take a tour of this grand place, plenty of people lining up to do the same, but settled for a picture that I didn't have to pay for. Great view overlooking the Plaza - is worth it just for that.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
278 reviews
117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

If you come here on Monday's you would be able to watch the changing of the guards, quite a show. At night, the building is lit up in three colors, yellow, red and blue, Ecuador's flag colors. You can also have your picture taken with the guards.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

They give you a guided tour and it's worth the visit. You need to show your passport and have your belongings scanned, just like through customs. We had a hard time understanding our guide's english, but we caught enough to still have a very interesting tour. The furniture is elegant and old world; beautiful floral arrangements adorn the hallways; paintings... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This was done on a day I had some extra time in Quito. You sign up for a tour. Bring a passport as they need to see it for you to get in although I only had a copy of my passport and they let me in. I heard from other people that they had to have their actual passport... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sunnyvale, California
Level Contributor
32 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It was a free tour, but there's not much to see. They have a good amount of gifts from different countries and it's interesting to see what each country has to offer. The tour guide tries to be interesting, but you can tell they have been repeating the same thing quite a few times a day. Try to stop by... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We are a family of 4, and found this tour to be very interesting, for the whole family. The kids were really interested in the tour, and the tour guide was very gracious with English focus for our two kids as they are learning Spanish. We would highly recommend this tour.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Salt Lake City, Utah
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The central park is home to both past Goverment and church leaders .The Bishops home is now a high end hotel and the park has local artists preforming . There is a shopping and cafe in another building with a nice garden courtyard inside.Can also see the local guards in uniform at the palace .

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington, DC
Level Contributor
61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

You select an avaiable time at the little booth to the left of the building as you face the building. Foreigners need to show their passports. Tours are evey15 minutes. When I arrived at 1, the next available tour was not until 5. The tour took about one hour and was quite interesting. My guide first step gave a talk... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Palacio de Gobierno also viewed

 
Quito, Pichincha Province
Quito, Pichincha Province
 

Been to Palacio de Gobierno? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Palacio de Gobierno

Address: Address: Avenida Chile entre Venezuela y Garcia Moreno, Quito, Ecuador
Phone Number: 593-2-382-7000
Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Palacio de Gobierno staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?