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Parque La Carolina

Entre Eloy Alfaro y De los Shirys & Naciones Unidas y Rio Amazonas, Quito, Ecuador
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Ranked #25 of 103 attractions in Quito
Type: Parks
Description: Largest park in the Quito
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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Large park in Quito, a boating area and a Botanical Garden, which is well worth a visit. Plants from all over this diverse country. There are a large collection of beautiful orchids.

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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Lots to see and do, most of it free...soccer fields, basketball and volleyball courts, botanical gardens and herpetarium (both for a modest fee). Food stands, street food, vendors, rides for small children, rental paddleboats, sometimes music, always people watching. If you can't find something that interest you, check your pulse!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Like many of the sites surrounding Quito, the park offers great views of the city -- some of which are of non-central areas. The walking trails aren't particularly scenic but if you've had too much Ecuadorean food on your trip, you might want to come here for exercise anyway! We got lost a few times on our trip but eventually... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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321 reviews 321 reviews
113 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

This enormous green space is Quito's Central Park. It has a number of amenities including workout machines for adults and playground for kids, a waterway with paddleboats, sporting fields, the Botanic Garden and a Vivarium containing over 100 reptiles and amphibians. It also has many benches from which to watch the world walk by!

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Quito, Ecuador
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

used to play in the parks on every weekends. Multiple courts for many sports. Tracks for jogging and cycling

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Renkum, the Netherlands
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94 reviews 94 reviews
22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

With 3 friends we visited this park on a sunny Sunday morning. This park is a very relaxed place where people meet, eat, sport, jog, waterbicycle, make fun, enjoy fringe theater and visit the beautiful botanical garden, entrance fee: $ 3,50. Highly recommended if you want to recover of a late Saturdaynight and enjoy Ecuadorian famliy and street/park life!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

What a beautiful park for a Sunday stroll. In typical Latin American fashion, Parque La Carolina transforms itself into a family friendly mixture of food stalls, people watching, games and general fun for all who take the time to savor the "sabor latino" it offers. As a retired Spanish teacher, I have wanted to see first hand what a Sunday... More

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World Traveler
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109 reviews 109 reviews
31 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Parque La Carolina has everything: a reptile house, Quito's Botanic gardens, acres and acres of grass and trees. There are paddle boats and a water course; a couple BMX courses for bikers, many playing fields, tennis and basketball courts. Sunday is the best day to visit: lots of food vendors, clowns, and Quito families enjoying the space. There are dozens... More

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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96 reviews 96 reviews
35 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

A wonderful way to spend the day.So much you can see and do there, or do nothing at all. This park is huge we spent a day just walking around taking in the beauty of it. It was wonderful seeing families have fun together. Kids on bikes, kites flying, football games, and paddle boats. The park is very clean with... More

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New York, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

While visiting Quito with our 3 year old, we visited several city parks. At this one, they have paddle boats for rent for 4 USD. And on the weekends lots of entertainment and rides for kids. Our son loved the caterpillar ride.

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