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Address: Avenida Chile entre Venezuela y Garcia Moreno, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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+593 2-382-7000
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Full Day Quito City and Middle of the World Monument Private Tour
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Quito City Tour Including Teleférico
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Old Town Quito Sightseeing and Food Walking Tour

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if you do the free walking tour you will see from the outside. if on a paid tour you might be brought in to see the guards and verranda but the real fun would be 1) Mondays for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's free, but the guide only give a Spanish tour though she can speak English. All the descriptions are in Spanish so that we got little information from the exhibition.

Thank Li Z
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you do the free walking tour you will see from the outside. if on a paid tour you might be brought in to see the guards and verranda but the real fun would be 1) Mondays for the changing of the guards or 2) with your Passport getting a time for a formal tour through the entire building.

Thank KarenB_007
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A guided tour of c 1 hour around the palace. Lots of information about the history of the country and an English speaking guide was there to answer any additional questions. You even get a personal photograph taken at the bottom of the stairs. All for free! Well worth a visit

Thank Julie P
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a building from 1800. It is formed by two different buildings but conecte done to another. One is built in a colonial style and the other has a more recent style with Stone facade. The entrance is free, but there is a booth at the corner where you have to grab a turn to enter and visit the... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really nice place to visit. After you go inside you can buy some candy in the little stores underneath.

Thank Sarah D
Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Entrance for Tickets in on the left side - Was sold out - Have ID with you. Would have to wait 3 hours so we passed. Faces Independence park.

Thank AroundTheWorldKen
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This building is one of the many buildings that you would want to visit in Old Town Quito. It is on Plaza Grande which is a good starting point for a walk around Old Town Quito.

Thank Beechman1
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Great people watching spot, on weekends gets very crowded. The plaza fills with kids running around, adults chatting and people watching and there is a church in the plaza. When I was there there was always a group singing religious based songs. Neat place to sit.

Thank Natalie E
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Our guide took us to te palacio, and it felt very special to be within the walls of political decision making in Ecuador. No comparison to what other nations further up north do to their citizens. So if you can, do it!

Thank Serge O
Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

An impresive building in the square. If you get the chance to go inside you can see the colourful guards at the entrance to the inner courtyard.

Thank sophia27

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