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Lovely big plaza, lots of families enjoying the warm weather. To top it all we were there just before Christmas and there was a parade of religious themes dancing around the outside, wonderful experience
Walking around this square is definitely worthwhile. The square is large and well-laid-out. Important buildings, museums and churches are in the area. When we were there, there was a large tent city on one side as part of a protest movement that detracted a bit...More
Of the plazas we went through in Old Quito this is positively the most vibrant and energetic. We walked from the Basilica down Venezuela St until we arrived. It wasn't where my phone map indicated but we were positive once we arrived. The statuary to...More
A good place to explore if you don't have much time in the city. Lots of little stores, vendors, and historical buildings. The presidents residence is on the square. Pretty warm here in the middle of the day if the sun is out. Bring sun...More
Independence Square (Plaza de la Independencia) is surrounded by the Cathedral, the Presidential Palace, the Archbishop´s Palace and the Municipal Palace. The Monument to Independence decorates the center of the square and it´s full of symbols that you must see yourself!
Plaza De La Independencia – this is the main plaza in the historical area. It’s the meeting and jumping off point when exploring the Historical area. So much surrounds it and everyone seems to gather here… a super place to people watch and take a...More
In order to make you and your family safe, as in other Latin American countries make sure you take a hotel taxi or one that is called by your hotel. After you arrive in the old town, don't bring all your fancy jewelry, put... More
In order to make you and your family safe, as in other Latin American countries make sure you take a hotel taxi or one that is called by your hotel. After you arrive in the old town, don't bring all your fancy jewelry, put your valuable things in the front pocket of your pants, don't buy flowers or candy in the streets and you will be more than fine. There are plenty of municipal policeman and other tourists there. There are nice restaurants around. Some of them only open at night. In summary, if you visit "plaza de la independencia" you will be safe and have a good time with your family.