There was a service going on when we got to the plaza on Palm Sunday. It was a great scene with an interesting homily.
This plaza is not anything special, but a good place to meet with friends before heading to La Ronda. However, if you go on Saturday or Sunday, there will be tents outside with a little market. The artesian market isn't anything special, the one in the Mariscal is much better. However, the food tents are well worth the trip. They... More
This is a great place to see the people and life as it happens each day. The square while we were there was very crowded and a political meeting of some sort was taking place. Make sure to keep things secure on your person if crowded. We were close to our hotel so we were fine for getting back to... More
This plaza has benches where you can sit and people watch. Lots of pigeons in the square that people feed so there are many. We got some great shots of the whole flock taking off. There are some restaurants along the square but we did not eat here.
This was one of my favorite areas of historic Quito. The church is absolutely breath-taking. Definitely take a peak inside. The afternoon we went was very cloudy. The yellow building looked beautiful in contrast to the cloudy sky.
Beautiful church not only to visit but to sit and soak in the holiness of its feel and fine decoration. The plaza has a great view from all sides with artisan fairs and a nice café.
It is large and grand. There is a serviceable restaurant attached to the Museum itself (near where the tourist buses appear to do pickup/dropoff. We found more attractive parts of Quito and better food.
Not the most picturesque, as squares go, but on Saturday and Sunday, this is a happening place. Full of families and vendors selling their wares. A great snapshot of old town Quito.
This is a delightful plaza with an atmosphere that hearkens back to olden times. The plaza is covered with granite cobble stones, many of which are moss-covered, attesting to its age. It is a quiet, relaxing plaza, one in which to tarry at one of the small outdoor restaurants and soak in the atmosphere of being a stranger in a... More
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