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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
This place is a wonderfully vibrant area that provides a real taste of local culture. Nearby there is lots to do in terms of food and drinks and sightseeing also. The statues and monuments tell a story of Ecuador's battle for independence from the Spanish....More
It’s good to watch and feel the plaza energy. Totally safe and surrounding areas too.
Have a seat, a coffee and take some photos before you explore this historical area.
Locals and tourists. Shops, churches and museums.
I was lucky to also watch and experience...More
Beautiful plaza. Around it you will find the presidential palaca (Carandolet), a beautiful colonial church, the municipality of Quito and some official and religious buildings. In the center a beautiful statue attracts tourists. The plaza is always crowded and lively. Enter all the passages that...More
We sat in a cafe and had a coffee and watched life and people go by. Lots of restaurant around the square which we avoided except for coffee stops as we always think they are too touristy. One day we just sat on a bench...More
Beautiful plaza in the centre of Old Quito. You can find governal headquarters here. It seems like this is meeting point for different congregations. At the moment we were visiting it a protest was taking place.
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.