Palacio de Gobierno, Quito

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Step into Ecuadorian history and government as your tour Palacio de Gobierno. From outside, view the plaza and the grand building that, until recently, had housed every Ecuadorian president. Take the free tour inside to discover more; you'll learn about the past presidents and see various gifts given to the government by other countries. You can even step out onto the balcony where the presidents traditionally addressed the nation. A visit to Palacio de Gobierno represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Quito travel planning app to plot your vacation.
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  • Interesting place with long lines of children waiting to see the presidents building. Nicer from outside.  more »
  • The tour is absolutely free and you only need to submit your documents in a cabin that sits on the right side of the Palace. Lasts around 1 hour and yields a beautiful panoramic photo of the Plaza Grande.
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  • The Palace is a beautiful place, an architecture that is unique and the Ecuador. I took the tour through the Palace and leave much to be desired, lost a great opportunity to present the history of the Ecuador
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