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Located in the heart of the Old City, this busy plaza honors those heroes who started the movement toward independence from Spain.
Gabriel Garcia Moreno | Entre Chile y Espejo, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 3 days ago

You must make a visit as this is the heart of the city. There are many people selling things on the plaza and it is very pleasant.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JrnyJunkie
Reviewed 6 days ago

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!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TPN10
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gary c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to people watch. The indigenous people are dressed beautifully and carry themselves with pride. There are buskers, vendors and inexpensive cafes.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ancientmoods
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
38  Thank WilliamThomas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

active square with interesting buildings on three sides and independence statue in the centre. Definitely at least worth passing through.

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed January 11, 2019

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Summerasalifestyle
Reviewed January 1, 2019

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank h0tel_buster
Reviewed December 17, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NaturesMoments
Reviewed December 8, 2018

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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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May 6, 2015|
Response from Deods |
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