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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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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a lot of activity in this plaza, where people congrate and meet. One side the plaza is the government headquarters, another is the Catholic Church's Archbishop quarters and across the plaza is the Cathedral of Quito. Again....a must visit or perhaps more than...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Frank A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many things happened in this square, for example it´s where President Garcia Moreno fell murdered in the middle of 1800´s. Best light in the morning to take Picture of monuments but in the night there are good lights to take long shot exposures.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ricardo R
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

It’s a bit different to the other plazas de las armas in cities like Lima etc. It’s a really nice plaza and starting point for free walking tours, like strawberry, one I did and really liked! From this square you can visit a lot of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

On Mondays they have the "Change of Guard" which is very interesting with the "Granaderos" in their traditional attire.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

I went to the plaza everyday of my trip. It's very interesting. There's lots to do, buy, eat, watch etc.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kymm G
Reviewed September 18, 2018

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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank ubkeen
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Tidied. Green. Seating available. Cafés around for light food or lunches etc. Heard that it is lit up at night, but I was there during the day.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

The buildings in that are illuminated to accentuate the architecture. Walk to Calle Ronda to enjoy Dinner

Date of experience: August 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