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“Very nice Plaza” 4 of 5 stars
Review of San Francisco Plaza (Plaza de San Francisco)

San Francisco Plaza (Plaza de San Francisco)
Quito, Ecuador
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Ranked #20 of 99 Attractions in Quito
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Owner description: Once serving as a lively commercial center during pre-Columbian times, this large cobbled square is dominated by the enormous Iglesia de San Francisco and the monastery of the same name.
Greenville, South Carolina
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“Very nice Plaza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

When we were there there was a music festival going on in the plaza on December 21st and again later on after Christmas. It is beautiful with the church as the background. Well worth a stroll

Visited December 2012
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“This Plaza Was Impressive.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

As a first time traveler to Quito, I was surprised and impressed with the buildings in the plaza. It was busy on a Friday morning that we were there. There were many vendors in colorful outfit. The old buildings were beautiful. I really loved the architecture. We sat down to admire the beauty of the area and had coffee after we tried several food sold at the sidewalk.
The only thing that bothered me, at some point, was the vendors that were pushy. Even after I said, "No", they followed us around and were insistent. I ended up buying 3 scarves just so the vendor would leave us alone.

Visited November 2012
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“La Plaza de San Francisco”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Remote yourself in time, walk on cobble stone roads and arrive to Plaza de San Francisco to visit this beautiful church filled with history, but don't forget to go next door and visit the convent, must take a tour and learn the history of the church and more. Want to do some shopping, must stop in the little stores around the plaza to find just about everything. If you are lucky there could be a performance going on in the Plaza and during religious holidays, be ready for a treat!

Visited October 2012
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“Great place to people watch!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

There is avery good cafe in this square which serves great lunches and coffee. It is where a lot of local people go and there is also a really excellent artisan craft shop. It is not the cheapest but sells genuine Artisan made items of great quality.

Visited November 2012
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“Great place to start”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This is a great place to start your tour. Weekends can be busy. The people watching here is fun, and you can get a good feel for old Quito.

Visited February 2012
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