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Avenida Chile entre Venezuela y Garcia Moreno, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Only able to take pictures from the outside. Beautiful building with colonial architecture. There is a changing of the guard which people go crazy for. I found it to be average. Ideally located with other government buildings near by.

Thank Curtez151
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Due to new security measures, you must call at least 48 working hours before they can issues you tickets. You are given the local phone number to call to start this process at the corner of Garcia Moreno and Espejo. You must speak Spanish and...More

Thank Alicia E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is free to enter the palace and to get up on the balcon overlooking the Plaza Grande. If you are in town on Monday, you have to go see the Change of the Guards at 11:00am.

Thank Oscar V
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

The Palacios de Gobierno is currently closed to the public. Photos may be taken from the outside, and of the two guards in their uniforms standing post at the doors. The square out front is full of people trying to sell things to tourists. Beware...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

El palacio de carondelet debes conocerlo si vas a Quito, puedes realizar el tour guiado en el cual te llevan a todos los salones e incluso te toman una foto gratuita al final y la envían a tu mail. If you’re in Quito, must visit...More

Thank Vichex
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

One of the most beautiful president's houses in Latin America, but if you have the chance to be there at the beginning of monday morning, you would see an especial act from presidential guardians. Live Ecuador!

Thank Dennys V
Reviewed 10 April 2018

This was part of our Old Quito tour, and was interesting to see. However, it should be part of a city tour and not a destination.

Thank Kathryn S
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We were visiting the square, and noticed the security presence and various cordons. It turned out to be the changing of the guard, and what a spectacle it was. Just happened to be in the right place at the right time to see marching military...More

1  Thank Escape-overseas
Reviewed 15 March 2018

The Palace was recently opened for tours. It is a great tour, make sure to go. Signup is at a small white booth on the left side (as you face the front of the Palace). Make sure to bring your passport. Women get a rose...More

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 6 March 2018

The presidential palace borders the Plaza de la Independencia . I believe if government business is not going on you can do a tour of the inside. What is not to be missed is the changing of the guard which happens at 11:00 on Monday....More

Thank Lee L
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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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