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I visited Colombia and Ecuador in Jan.2018. Loved the experience going through the rain forests and visit to Quito. I went to see the parade at the square, it was very busy and a team of thieves stole my wallet with all my money, credit...More
Plaza Grande is the centre of old Quito and the start of any good tour. It includes the main cathedral and Presidential palace and is usually packed with locals and tourists alike.
If you can make it on a Monday at about 11am you’ll see...More
What a lovely plaza! It is large, has flowers and benches, and beautiful trees in full pink bloom. Begun back in 1612 as a packed dirt area, its long history is interesting involving water source, private residences, earthquake of 1627, and its evolution to what...More
Central Square with a fountain in the middle of the old city. Has a good tourist information store nearby to book Hop-on-hop-off bus tours and get maps etc. Just watch your bags in the square as it is a bit crowded but overall a nice...More
We learned about the history of the country’s independence and were able to view the presidential palace. We also heard the story about the rooster on top of the church...be sure to ask someone to tell it to you!
Beautiful place to visit and see the equatorian people!
In the historical center you will see the real way of life from them! A lot of people walking and selling things!
Nice and safe!
The square is wonderful!
Small little plaza. A tidal wave of people in and around the area. Was hard to navigate with the crowds, and there was no event scheduled for the day. Huge trees are in the park which is nice, but it does obstruct the views to...More
If you like to sit and people watch then this is the place to come. There's cafes to sit it in and while away the time. Lots of locals just sitting and chatting or going about their business. Whilst we visited there was always 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.