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Address: Avenida Chile entre Venezuela y Garcia Moreno, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Need to put this on one of your stops to visit. Yep, just another government building but nice to see the local architecture.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 November 2014
Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2014

Need to put this on one of your stops to visit. Yep, just another government building but nice to see the local architecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2014 via mobile

I was the last person in line allowed in for the tour. I missed it the first time because you have to show ID and I didn't have my passport on me. We had a great guide and we got to see a lot of private rooms. The balcony was my favorite because there was a festival in the plaza... More 

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State Road, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2014

Given that this is the official residence of the President and an active government building you can understand they are a bit anxious about security. While admission is free you must get a ticket and you have to have a picture ID to get admitted. They hold your ID until you exit the building after the tour. We had an... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2014

I have been here several times the pageantry is breath taking on Monday never ceases to amaze me, way more entertaining than England's Changing of the gard

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2014

We enjoyed a great tour, with an excellent English speaking guide. It was interesting to see all the artefacts and and gifts from other countries, and the magnificent rooms The visit was totally free, and therefore extremely good value!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

Stumbled upon this tour and so glad we did! Who knew you could tour the Presidents Palace - just opened up to the public in 2007. Tours are free and you get to see gifts given to the country's Presidents over the years as well as historical items. President was there when we visited, pretty cool! Some gorgeous tile work... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2014

We went to the small ticket booth at the side of the palace at 2:15pm on a Tuesday and were told we could go in the palace at 3pm. You need a photocopy of your passport or the original to go in. Inside the palace you can see the meeting rooms, dining room and yellow room with presidential portraits. The... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

We were on the "Free Walking Tour" (which you must do--see reviews on Trip Advisor) and were allowed to go right up the steps to where the palace guards were standing. They stand at attention and don't move (as the English guards do) but they allow you to stand right next to them for a photo (unlike the guards in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

We did not plan this visit and found the line and get permission. You need passport or its copy to get approved. The tour is very nice, the overview of The Plaza of Grand from balcony is great. The tour guide is nice and friendly. He speak Spanish first and English next just for us. The president seams well respected.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

This is where the president supposedly run the goverment. It is in the middle of a plaza and it does not show much. You can see the Virgin de Quito statue there. However, the history is interesting

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