In the center of Old Town Quito is the Plaza Grande. One of the buildings there at the Plaza Grande, is the Presidential Palace. The inside of this building is open to the public by taking a tour.
The tours run about every 30 minutes and last about 30 minutes. It takes you to several of the large public rooms used for entertainment and is very informative. The picture below is the Banquet Room for large state dinners.
This is the Hall of Presidents, which has a portrait of every President of Ecuador along the walls.
Throughout the Palace are display cases which contain gifts given from foreign dignitaries to the Presidents of Ecuador.
Once you finish the tour, the Ecuadorian government says thank you by giving you a gift photo of your visit. It is a real special treat.