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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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Old Town Quito Sightseeing and Food Walking Tour

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It's one of the beautiful buildings on Plaza Grande

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.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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Thornhill, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To take a tour of the Ecuador presidential palace in Quito, (it's a FREE 45 minute guided tour), it must first be booked in person outside the south palace gate. To book the appointment, and to take the tour, you will need your passport. We booked around 2PM and got the last tour of the day starting at 6:15PM. We... More 

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Helena, Montana
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour is free. You can get your tickets at the little booth on the left side of the building as you look at it from the Plaza Grande. Our assigned tour as an hour and a half after we got the tickets (and they check the tickets as you enter to make sure you are there for the right... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The tour of the Presidential Palace is free. All you need is your passport. Get your tickets at the small booth on the southwest corner of the plaza (it isn't well marked). You will be given a tour time. We had to wait about an hour and just used that time to wander around the area. When we arrived at... More 

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Reviewed 18 March 2017

I was walking back to my hostel and saw a line at the Palace. Was just in time to catch the last tour and it was worth it. After a security screen, we were led around the building to see the formal dining/reception areas and could stand on the balcony overlooking the square. Also saw many cases of medals and... More 

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Reviewed 28 February 2017

We approached the guards standing watch over the palace and they let us enter in. It's crazy that the President of Ecuador is responsible for providing his own security.

Thank Devin C
Elgin, South Carolina
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

A great FREE venue to visit in a historic part of Quito. A beautiful, well maintained colonial building containing a myriad of fascinating exhibits regarding the milestones in Quito/Ecuadorian history. As well as a priceless collection of gifts that have been presented to past governing entites. It is free, but you must make a reservation at the ticket vendor's booth,... More 

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