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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 2 weeks ago

Lovely big plaza, lots of families enjoying the warm weather. To top it all we were there just before Christmas and there was a parade of religious themes dancing around the outside, wonderful experience

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Thecatsmum4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful park. Lots of places to sit and street vendors selling everything you can imagine.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No vehicle traffic, and a good walking place. Lots of little shops and corner cafes. There were many people congregating with their families and friends. Lots of fun.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Leona649
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking around this square is definitely worthwhile. The square is large and well-laid-out. Important buildings, museums and churches are in the area. When we were there, there was a large tent city on one side as part of a protest movement that detracted a bit...More

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

Of the plazas we went through in Old Quito this is positively the most vibrant and energetic. We walked from the Basilica down Venezuela St until we arrived. It wasn't where my phone map indicated but we were positive once we arrived. The statuary to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ruthandvern
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right in the center of old town. A good rally point or a place to watch locals perform etc. on Sunday. A good place to take in the sights.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Traveler M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good place to explore if you don't have much time in the city. Lots of little stores, vendors, and historical buildings. The presidents residence is on the square. Pretty warm here in the middle of the day if the sun is out. Bring sun...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank John D
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 February 10, 2019

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
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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