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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. Arrange your visit to Palacio de Gobierno and discover more family-friendly attractions in Quito using our Quito trip builder.
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  • Thanks to President r. Correa who gave permission to open the door to everyone today one can visit this Palace. I think that opportunity could be exploited. Building simple, with few spaces, but lie and go for free even with driving, no worth. I recommend it to everyone.
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  • Is are exposed all the jewelry of the Lord President and it best of all is it history of after of each a know more still that them gave in donation for its people
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  • Conceptually this is not only a tourist tour but a wonderful to a way of thinking a country's policy. The democracy is (or should be) a system of dialogue, of Exchange, of doors open to the look of all the participating of the system. And I think that that is the goal that promotes the Palace of Government to open its doors not only Ecuadorian citizens but also from other latitudes: share what is State, i.e. share what belongs to everyone. After the indictment and check prior it first that is seen is a patio central that governs the building. From there is will visit an of the two wings of the Palace called Carondelet, because the other wing is used by the Government today. To ascend the staircase of honor impressed the Guayasamín triptych about the discovery of the Amazon River and the later conquest. Magnificent mural of the great artist! Then you can visit three superb spaces: the Hall of the Cabinet, which shows a video alluding to the visit; from there you can access the balcony showing us magnificent views of the plaza of independence, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Town Hall, and commercial spaces in the square lathe as well as the domes of most important buildings of the historic centre. Then you can access to the extensive banqueting hall, and finally the yellow room which as its name implies it impresses with its light and spaciousness. The roofs of these two halls are worthy of admiration. In the galleries is observed numerous and curious gifts made by different Presidents of the world that have been donated to the State to contribute with resources not entendiendolos as heritage personal of the President or of them rulers of the shift. There are gifts of South American leaders in one of the lounges, and from other latitudes in the Hall of the plant top a tour by portraits of the Ecuadorian Presidents who steered the country culminates this interesting and unexpected visit, because once the building was forbidden to citizens (for example, in the times of Duran Ballen, when I first visited Quito). The visit is done with some stealth and promptly for reasons of security and Protocol. Photos, not videos are available.
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