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  • Address: García Moreno N10-43 entre Chile y Espejo, Quito, Ecuador 170401

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Presidential Palace Tours

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. 

Tours & Tickets

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Private Full Day Quito City and Middle of the World Monument Tour, Quito, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Full Day Quito City and Middle of the World Monument Tour

This full day tour will take you around Quito and to the famous Middle of the World monument which is a must for all first time visitors !

Location: Quito, Ecuador
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $168.00
Old Town Quito Sightseeing and Food Walking Tour, Quito, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Old Town Quito Sightseeing and Food Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 33 Reviews

Visit the Old Town Quito and discover some of the city's most historic buildings as well as the local food culture on this full-day walking tour! Tour the ...  Read more

Location: Quito, Ecuador
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.00
Quito City Tour Including Teleférico, Quito, Full-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Quito City Tour Including Teleférico

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Teleférico of Quito is a cable car located along the flanks of the Ruco Pichincha volcano. Once there you can have a panoramic view not only of Quito, but ...  Read more

Location: Quito, Ecuador
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.00
Historical Quito and The Equatorial Monument, Quito, Full-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Historical Quito and The Equatorial Monument

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Visit the colonial city of Quito and see the monument dividing the Northern from the Southern Hemisphere on this 9-hour tour.

Location: Quito, Ecuador
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.00

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