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Address: Avenida Chile entre Venezuela y Garcia Moreno, Quito, Ecuador
Phone Number: 593-2-382-7000
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Picture with the guards

We didn't visit inside since the tours were all booked for the remainder of the day. However, we were able to go to the door and take a picture of the guards, who are dressed as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We didn't visit inside since the tours were all booked for the remainder of the day. However, we were able to go to the door and take a picture of the guards, who are dressed as if they are 19th century army.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Unfortunately our tour group didn't get to go in, but apparently you can, and it's free! The palace itself is beautiful and absolutely pristine. Learning the history was fascinating, so I highly recommend visiting whether with a tour group or on your own!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Loved looking at the guards. Took a picture with them. Walked inside and looked around. Very cool to be at the Presidential Palace!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Great place to visit to learn about the Ecuadorean government and its history. Best of all it's free. You recieve a walking tour of the Ecuadorean "White House" with very pleasant hostesses.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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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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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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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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