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Address: Avenida Chile entre Venezuela y Garcia Moreno, Quito, Ecuador
Phone Number: 593-2-382-7000
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Excellent tour at an excellent value (free!!)

I did the tour twice, once with a friend and once with a sister and had two different guides. To get a ticket you need to go to the left side of the building and ask for one of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Silkeborg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I did the tour twice, once with a friend and once with a sister and had two different guides. To get a ticket you need to go to the left side of the building and ask for one of the person sitting in a small white booth. You can get English and Spanish speaking ones I believe, though I ended... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is a must-see monument in Quito. Apparently the president no longer lives there, although this does not take away from seeing the awards, memories and events that have taken place here. The only item you need to remember to bring is your passport, as the guard will keep it whilst you walk round the palace and return it on... More 

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Despite our research prior to our departure to Quito, we did not know that the Presidential Palace could be visited until we passed it and discovered the opportunity. A small booth to the left of the palace as you look at the front offers you a timed ticket for a remarkable tour of many of the internal rooms, and many... More 

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Aurora, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This was one of the highlights of our visit to Quito. You have to get a free ticket for a set time (at a little booth beside the steps) and show identification (which they take when you enter the building and return when you leave). The guide provided English translation for us and shared a lot of interesting information. The... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

nothing really here, they have tours but who knows how they work. They have a changing of the guard that is neat, but nothing really spectacular.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Make a reservation at the little booth between the palace & museum for the tour the tour is free and limited in group size. The palace tour was interesting as well as showcasing some fine art and spectacular floral arrangements. Even if you don't have time for the tour the friendly guards will allow you up onto the colonnade to... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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

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