El Palacio de Gobierno, Quito

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Step into Ecuadorian history and government as your tour El 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. A visit to El Palacio de Gobierno represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Quito travel planning app to plot your vacation.
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  • We unexpectedly visited during the changing of the guard. This was quite the pageantry to witness, with military on display, native dancers, marching bands, and the President himself on the upper...  more »
  • Important structure on Plaza Grande, as it is the seat of the president of Ecuador. Unlike other presidential palaces, this building from 1920 is rather modest in style, with a colonnade and just two....  more »
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  • See the changing of the guards, every monday 11:00 a.m. - pompous!
  • Tours currently suspended, but news not published widely.

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