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Address: Avenida Chile entre Venezuela y Garcia Moreno, Quito 170150, Ecuador
Phone Number: 593-2-382-7000
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Full Day Quito City and Middle of the World Monument Private Tour
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Quito City Tour Including Teleférico
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Old Town Quito Sightseeing and Food Walking Tour

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A unique place to visit

So, it's kind of the White House of Ecuador, except El Presidante does not ever live there, according to our guide. It has a really neat courtyard (not visible from the street... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Annapolis, Maryland
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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So, it's kind of the White House of Ecuador, except El Presidante does not ever live there, according to our guide. It has a really neat courtyard (not visible from the street), wonderful interior architecture, paintings of all of the previous presidents, collectables through the ages and gifts bestowed upon the current office holder. Go early to get tickets for... More 

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Branson, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is informative & the tour guide will also chat with you if you have other questions not covered in his presentation. Not on a par with Buckingham Palace, but it's free & you also get a free photo of yourself on the Presidential steps.

Thank BritmickUSA
Elgin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A wonderful place to visit that's open and free to the public. Go for the changing of the guards at 11:00 AM on Mondays. I was able to get a ticket to visit the palace on August 10th (first call for independence from Spain - 10 August 1809) and stayed for the wonderful laser/light show and then saw the fireworks... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This truly was a highlight --Free, Get a guided tour. Got our pictures taken. Lots of interesting information--Gifts from other countries.

Thank go2go2
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So we came here as part of one of our daily tours. So we had a chance to look around some of the Government Palace. this place is guarded heavily. interestingly, the new president does not live here. the presidents have the choice either to live here or not. the current one does not. But the Palace has been revitalized.... More 

Thank shark4rk
Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great surprise. It is not common to be able to visit the functioning seat of the executive power. You are lead by a knowledgeable guide through this colonial palace and get to see cerimonial rooms and gifts from other countries. You will need to get there early and request a ticket (I was there at 10 and... More 

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Hernando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Palacio. The rooms we were shown are beautiful. Many gifts from other countries were on display. The tour even included a free souvenir photo! Entry is free but I would advise going early (opens at 9 am) as it does seem to get busy. To make your reservation, you present your passport (or... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The free tour of the palace is great. We didn't understand all the descriptions (in Spanish) but it was amazing to see anyway.

Thank doclivingston
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

on the first monday, the President, Vice President goes ou into the Balcony and watched teh Presidential change of guards and review. It is a ceremony that had been abandoned and the present President had reinstated. Quite a show.

Thank R_Reyes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

The Palacio is the center of Government for Ecuador and is the cornerstone of the beautiful city square. The architecture is outstanding and each corner of the square represents a different century!

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