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San Francisco Plaza (Plaza de San Francisco)

Quito, Ecuador
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Ranked #21 of 103 Attractions in Quito
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Once serving as a lively commercial center during pre-Columbian times, this large cobbled square is dominated by the enormous Iglesia de San Francisco... more » Owner description: Once serving as a lively commercial center during pre-Columbian times, this large cobbled square is dominated by the enormous Iglesia de San Francisco and the monastery of the same name. « less
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Martin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The area is always bustling with excitement; the local population enjoying themselves; children having fun; be sure to eat at the restaurant that has outdoor seating in the corner of the square; true Ecuadorian Food, wonderful empanadas.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

There were a lot of people here but mostly passing through. The church closes from 12:30 to 3:30 so plan accordingly. We stayed very near this square so passed it several times. Did not feel like staying as we did with the Plaza Grande. If you found the review helpful please note below.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Once again, I was in awe of this scenic view in Quito! If you're a people watcher and love cafes - this is the place to be. You can have a great view of Quito since it's built on an incline (rumored to be over a Incan temple).

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Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Our Celebrity X tour guide taught us so much about the history of Quito through the eyes of this church and grounds. The gold and design in the church was spectacular. The garden is beautiful though small. Many birds are in this garden. It was very enjoyable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We visited the San franciso church in which the area reflects resturants and it is a great place for people watching. We enjoyed this area very much.

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Montecito, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

It was nice to see but not impressive. If you happen to go by it, then stop and check it out. There wasn't much going on in the plaza on the day we visited.

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Becker, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This plaza is littered with pigeons. The surrounding architecture is great, but the plaza felt dirty and crowded. Tour hotel was a half a block away, so we passed through here several times, but we never felt the need to linger.

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Zhanjiang, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The Plaza de San Fransisco is a beautiful plaza surrounded not only by the beautiful church, but numerous small shops and restaurants. Many of the local people use this plaza as a meeting place and it is a relaxing place to sit back and people watch.

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Lake Worth, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Within the plaza is a pretty church. What I particularyl liked about this area is that when I got lost wandering around small street that end abruptly and start again at weird angles, I was able to ask anyone where the Plaza de San Francisco was and they immediately helped and pointed. Otherwise I might still be wandering...Nice big plaza... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Very cool looking buildings. The day i went there was a choir of children singing. Never had any trouble, lots of good memories.

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