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All reviews presidential palace old town city hall government buildings surrounding buildings great people watching shoe shine military band presidential guard central square starting point lots of shops police presence street vendors beautiful architecture monday benches
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.
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
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.
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
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.