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