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Parque La Carolina

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Address: Entre Eloy Alfaro y De los Shirys & Naciones Unidas y Rio Amazonas, Quito, Ecuador
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Description: Largest park in the Quito

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Nice park

Loved walking in this place for the nature and the variety of things to do. However, it was a little bit dirty

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Loved walking in this place for the nature and the variety of things to do. However, it was a little bit dirty

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

this is a Very nice park, but, i recomment to go with sollar protector just in case you get a little more of sun

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Sunrise, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Very pretty park in the middle of a very vibrant commercial district. You see lovely couples and families there in the afternoons and weekends. Tons of people go to walk or run around the parks track. It is considered a "safe zone," whatever that means. It has a lovely garden and butterfly sanctuary. It's also across the street from a... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Parque Carolina is the perfect place to explore what local Ecuadoreans do on the weekend. There is always an adventure to find at the park. There's something nostalgic about the whole experience, it's kind of like traveling back in time to when you were a kid. On windy days, buy a kite for $3, or take a ride around the... More 

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Key West, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

It is big. We spent a lot of time there mainly walking and hopping a bicycle. You can rent bikes and paddle boats cheap. There are some nice green, quiet areas to read and relax, but something seemed to be missing for us. Perhaps in terms of intimacy and comfort, but it is difficult to explain. The best place in... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We have gone twice in a week. The botanical gardens are a treasure, so serene even on a Saturday. If you want to learn about the foliage of all Ecuador, go to the park and gardens. Also on the weekends rent a bike a cruise the park, or just walk and people watch. There are some very good places to... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

If you want to do some sport: run, walk and/ or some exercises, La Carolina is certainly a place o recommend in Quito. You will avoid to run in the streets where is certainly not easy to breathe: smog and lack of oxygen. The best is to start early in the morning as the locals do. You will be able... More 

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Aurora, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Beautiful green space in the middle of urban Quito: lovely botanical gardens, a fascinating reptile zoo and more. Worth a visit.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A visit to this park is a great way to start you day in Quito. There is so much energy all day long, but particularly in the mornings when the weather is cool. You find people working out on free machines, walkers walking, and joggers jogging. There is a 800 meter (0.5 miles) running track and a huge and tall... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This Botanical Garden was very extensive and well kept. The variety of flowers and plants is amazing. The orchid area is beautiful as well as the rose garden. Very reasonable priced entrance fee and very extensive paths and gardens representing the different areas of Ecuador with a combination of outdoor gardens and temperature controlled greenhouses. Well worth the visit and... More 

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