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Presidential Palace
The Presidential Palace (in Spanish, Palacio de Carondelet) is located in Quito’s Independence Square and is currently the seat of government of the Republic of Ecuador.
 
After the Battle of Pichincha in 1822, the palace became the headquarters of the south department of Gran Colombia, a name used today for a short-lived republic that encompassed much of northern South America and part of southern Central America. The palace was later refurbished in the 19th century by Barón Luis Héctor de Carondelet, giving it its current name. 

The palace was built in the French Renaissance and Spanish Baroque architectural styles and is now open to tours. In 2007, Ecuador’s president, Rafael Correa, converted part of the palace into a museum for the benefit of the people of Ecuador and visitors.

Highlights of the tour are portraits of past and present presidents of Ecuador, elegant colonial-style meeting rooms, inner courtyards and an area that displays gifts from other nations. Art and historic objects such as furniture are also on display. 

The president of Ecuador and his family reside on the third floor.

Practical Info

The palace is open to tours Tuesday through Sunday, and admission is free. Allow about 45 minutes for the tour. 

Address: García Moreno N10-43 entre Chile y Espejo, Quito 170401, Ecuador
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Old Town Quito Sightseeing and Food Walking Tour

Old Town Quito Sightseeing and Food Walking Tour

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Discover the rich culture and history of Old Town Quito on this 4-hour guided walking tour. Hear the stories and legends behind the Ecuadorian capital’s most iconic landmarks that you visit, including Independence Plaza, Government Palace, the Independence Monument, and the Archbishop’s palace. On this tour, you don’t just sightsee — try your hand at making traditional chocolate, too. Plus top off this fantastic day with a stop at an old-school ice cream shop, and sample delightful flavors.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Private Quito City Tour with Teleférico

Private Quito City Tour with Teleférico

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Combine a city tour of downtown Quito with a ride on the teleférico during this 6-hour experience. Get panoramic views of the area around Quito from the cable car and learn about the city's history through visits to the historic center's squares, churches, and significant buildings. Round-trip transportation from select Quito hotels included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Quito Old Town, Teleferico & The Middle Of The World

Quito Old Town, Teleferico & The Middle Of The World

Our tours are flexible with our passengers and can make their own itinerary.To enjoy an unforgettable experience
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  • 8 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Private City tour Quito

Private City tour Quito

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Discover the old town of the city with a professional local guide. You will visit the highest church in Ecuador called La Basílica, the main square of the City with its palaces and the beautiful Cathedral. You will walk around some traditional streets just like La Ronda and Garcia Moreno. And it is included the visit to one of the most amazing churches in the world "La Compañia" with a full decoration of gold inside.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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