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Parque La Carolina

Address: Entre Eloy Alfaro y De los Shirys & Naciones Unidas y Rio Amazonas, Quito, Ecuador
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Ranked #31 of 138 things to do in Quito
Owner description: Largest park in the Quito
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Owner description: Largest park in the Quito

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Sandefjord, Norway
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281 reviews 281 reviews
42 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

People watching is particularly good on Sundays, when the park is full of life and activites of all sorts The botanical gardens cn be visited all days, and has a particular nice collections of orchids and of carnivore plants Unfortunately no information or signposting in English, and not even the people in the ticket counter could do more in English... More 

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North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

This is a park full of joy, with spontaneous soccer games, children wandering, performances to smiling crowds, and a great variety of unstructured activities that somehow US people don't do much these days. The park has a number of interesting sculptures scattered over its breadth, and huge bell dedicated to peace in the world that anyone can climb up the... More 

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

It might be crowded on Sundays but it is full of life. Such a lovely walk around the old plane area. The old games to get candy from the shooting board show up from time to time.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Fun statues, slice of Quito life, skate/bike park with full pipe and spectators. Nice break in the urban scene.

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Paisley, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Great park to be active ! They have a running oval, bike paths, work out equipment, volleyball nets, paddle boats and an awesome skateboard track. Lots of trees and a beautiful botanical garden which is $4 to enter.

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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The park is an oasis in noisy Quito. It is very large, well maintained and offers opportunity to run, jog, walk, play and exercise. It is also the location of a wonderful botanical garden. The exhibit of orchids is unique. Some are so rare, that lifting them comes with a very heavy fine. Birding is also good in the area

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Ottawa, canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

the park itself is very nice. Lots of green space and walking or biking space. But I was disappointed with he botanical garden. First the price itself of 3.50$ each is too much for what is to see. They need to clean the plants and flowers. Have less but more of a wow when we see them. Right now too... More 

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Quebec, Canada
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18 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We didn't expect to see so many nice handcraft items there, we strolled through the venders and wanted to buy some of these unique items. You'll also find food stand, grills and outdoor performers.

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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Has all the basic needs for residents and tourists to recreate themselves, and plenty of fields to play football (soccer) on.

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Cape May, New Jersey
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11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We strolled the Parque on several occcasions. We enjoyed the paddle boats with our grandson. There are some food service areas. On the weekend, the place is jammed with families and it is wonderful place to get a feel for Quito. Many sports and games, lots of food vendors, some open air shows. We were warned never to go there... More 

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