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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 #24 of 103 Attractions in Quito
Type: Parks
Description: Largest park in the Quito
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Dover, Delaware
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118 reviews 118 reviews
94 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We walked through this park several times during our stay in Quito. El Jardin Mall is at the southern end and there is a nice mall at the northwest end. It's not very green this time of year but there are enough trees and flowers to give you a peaceful stroll. You will see children playing "el futbol" (soccer), joggers,... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Make sure you go on a Sunday, to truly see the liveliness of the place. Lots of vendors...I recommend the coconut juice. There was a nice skate park, a clown doing tricks for kids, and a comedian. Very lively.

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KC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Over the years that we have visited Quito, we have enjoyed this park. It offers places for kids and adults to play. It also has ample grassy areas just to relax.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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107 reviews 107 reviews
39 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

So much to see & do. I spent hours there with my grandchildren. My 3 year old could run and play with no worries, playgrounds, rides, horse rides, boat rides, bounce house. Food, ice cream & cotton candy. An inexpensive day, with much fun.

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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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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114 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
24 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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