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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  • Located in the historic centre very beautiful, in front of praça da republica, churches, home of the vice President, you do the whole walk path, very easy.
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  • This presidential palace has a very interesting history and intrigue. It's beautifully kept, although it is limited in its access considering it is still used as the president residence.  more »
  • Facing the main square of the historical centre, this ancient building that occupies the entire block has a privileged view of the city. Although it is not a place where can enter to know, since it is always surrounded by police and military, is appealing its facade. When I was there the taxi driver told me that it is not always the President in that place, which is the smallest of the times, but maintain the security as a facade will be true?
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