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Parque Metropolitano

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Address: Bellavista, Quito, Ecuador

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Great place to go for a walk or ride your bicycle

First of all, the park is very close to the most cosmopolitan areas of the city. Once you get there, it feels as if you were in the middle of the country side, far from all the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Quito, Ecuador
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

First of all, the park is very close to the most cosmopolitan areas of the city. Once you get there, it feels as if you were in the middle of the country side, far from all the traffic, noise and people. The park is clean, the air is fresh and there are trails you can walk with amazing views of... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you want to train at 9000 feet above the sea level, Parque Metropolitano is the place. Great trails for hiking, trail running and mountain bike. Wonderful place to enjoy the city and near valley’s views. Best hours to train from 6am to 9am Monday to Friday. Weekends you can go any time during the day. In a cold morning... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This park is great for outdoor hiking and mountain biking. We hiked about 4 km of the park, including two of the overlooks on the east side of the park and the northern end of the park. The park is huge, especially for a city park, and there seems to be a lot to explore. There are trails everywhere that... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very nice park in a busy urban area of the city. Many active people running around/biking. On weekends there are crafts and venders of all sorts. No need to visit Octavalo with this area so close.

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Quito, Ecuador
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The park has amazing geographical features, making it a real treat to walk, jog, or bike on. It's usable all year long, having long summer weather and short rain storms. Even for a walk with the dogs, it's a great place to be, with amazing view of Quitos valleys.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The title basically says it all. It's a bit of a hike just to get to the entrance from the base of the city and public transportation, aside from taxis do not come up this high. Recommend using a taxi -- cost is approximately 1 USD from Avenida de las Americas where it meets the stadium.

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Cape May, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

It's a park. If you don't have kids, it's not worth your time. If you have kids, it's well worth a visit because they have several nice playgounds and plent of room to run around. Bring water!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The whole town rides bikes on Sunday and no alcohol. Pretty important info to know before you visit. They rent bikes on the side of the road, we did, and it was fun. We did visit several parks. Note, they have free bikes that you can take and put back, they have white plastic wheel covers over them, so you... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Right in the middle of the city, great scenary, all types of trails, from family rides to technical single tracks, you can spend hours riding the trails and having lots of fun.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This park is very nice and has great views of the city and I would frequent this park if I lived in the area, but there is not much for tourists to do. It is a very peaceful park and lots of people with their dogs (there is even a dog agility course). We took a taxi to the park... More 

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