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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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  • Come to Quito and not to visit the Presidential Palace is as not being in the city, it is a very nice and close to the people Palace, worth visiting it
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  • The Carondelet Palace is a must-see sight in the center of Quito, is in the plaza grande and it is very easy to reach from the trolleybus in large square station 1 block, the entrance to the Palace is free only you register and wait your turn must present the passport or document, and make strict security control at the entrance , the architecture of the Palace is very nice with patios, fountains and murals as well as its luxurious rooms, the guides are very friendly and know all about the history, construction, guests of the Palace, you can enter to the balcony of the President and see across the square is a must place to visit in Quito.
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  • If you are in town on a Monday morning, go to the Palace and Independence square (Plaza Grande) at 11:00 AM is the ceremonial change of the guard!