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Palacio de Gobierno, Quito

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Architectural Building Tourist Spot
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. Arrange your visit to Palacio de Gobierno and discover more family-friendly attractions in Quito using our Quito trip builder.
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  • beautiful building surrounded by churches and a beautiful square... the set is very nice to visit,
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  • This is a very nice palace with guards out front. You are only allowed to stay for a limited time, so make sure you get all the pics you want. The guards are friendly but they don't talk - they will l...  more »
  • A visit to learn more about the colonial part of Quito... I recommend visiting it with family
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