Ecuador Government Palace
This building was erected between the 18th and early 19th Centuries
by the "Presidente de la Real Audiencia de Quito" (President of the
Royal Council), Baron Hector de Carondelet. On the staircase landing
which leads to the first floor, there is a mural painted by the
Ecuadorian artist Oswaldo Guayasamín, which portrays the discovery
of the Amazon River on 12th February 1542.