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Palacio de Gobierno

Avenida Chile entre Venezuela y Garcia Moreno, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-382-7000
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Avenida Chile entre Venezuela y Garcia Moreno, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-382-7000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Quito on Mondays, go to the Palace at 11am for the weekly changing of the guards...by far, one of the highlights of the trip.

Thank LasVegasGene
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't visit the Palacio interior as I'm uncomfortable carrying my passport around with me (mandatory for entry) and the reviews were lukewarm. However, on every Monday at 11:00AM this is THE place to be in Quito. The President appears on the balcony overlooking Plaza...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can visit the palace but you must have your passport with you…no substitutes available…also, recommend earlier in day…we got there around 3:30 and they had already stopped allowing folks in. Need your passport to visit; closed at 1500 on our day

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very pleasant neoclassical architecture and the views of the square below are very pleasant. We learned that they do guided tours of the interior, but only if you book in advance. We saw no English speakers in that queue, so I wonder if the tours...More

Thank RichardinOhio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were with a tour group that was going through a side gate but the guard could not get the gate open. We could see the court yards on the inside. Be sure and take a picture with the honor guards at the game. Learned...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

The president house of Ecuador is open most of the days. If you are in the private tour you can see only the balconies but if you have more time you can get a ticket and see the interior of the house. Don't forget to...More

Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

This building situated in the old town blends completely with the overall environment where it is located and during certain hours it opens its door to the very interesting visit inside. If you are in the area and you managed to be there in opening...More

Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed 7 June 2017

The palace is nice but nothing out of the ordinary other than its size. Parts of the palace were not open to visitors so it did distract from the visit.

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 2 June 2017

I liked it for the architecture, which is imposing and bold, as you would expect for a government building in Latin America. My favorite part of all was getting to see the final changing of the guard of the last president, as the new president...More

Thank heyjudithz
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Had a great time touring the area surrounding he palace as well as the actual building. I was able to view the museum that was recently put together detailing the life of past presidents and how they've contributed to the country. Being able to see...More

Thank shereenbourne
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10 July 2015|
Response from Vicente Iván H |
I am sure it is open on Saturday and it is free.
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