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
Visit Palacio de Gobierno like an insider
Top Rated
$99*
and up
Old Town Quito Sightseeing and Food Walking Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 356 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 191
    Excellent
  • 132
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Free and fascinating

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Katryna F
Add Photo Write a Review

356 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 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
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

To be able to "book" a tour you need to schedule a time (and you need ID/passport/drivers license) at a little booth on the left side of the palace ( looking at the palace from the plaza). You are then given an official tour. It is nice and they so give it in English and are not offended when you... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cesena, Italy
Top Contributor
921 reviews 921 reviews
478 attraction reviews
2,040 helpful votes 2,040 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

amazing visit of this palace. everyday there are many guided free tour that allow you to enter this fantastic old colonial building. you'll love it

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Cesena, Italy
Top Contributor
921 reviews 921 reviews
478 attraction reviews
2,040 helpful votes 2,040 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

located inside the main square, plaza de armas; this old building is opened to the foregneirs only in the last few years thanks to the president correo. there are several visit everyday, free entry, just you have to bring your passport in order to be cleared to enter. there guide is very clear and will make you love the building... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

You have to wait your turn, but the system is well organised as you get a ticket with your time of entry and this is respected. The place is attractive, the exhibits interesting and the hall with the pictures with all the previous Presidents memorable.

Was this review helpful? Yes
St Marys, GA
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
36 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

it's a photo op if you want pictures with the guards outside. We went into the "foyer" and could peer through the wrought iron gates to see some of the courtyard area. The building sits across from a lovely park and there are many restaurants and shops around that square. We were not offered a tour inside.

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

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?