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Basically a huge open space, cobbled, no trees or benches as other squares so can be used for communal occasions. Nice architecture around the edge. The day we visited was a Sunday and it was full of families just milling around not doing a lot.
This square sitting at the entrance of the Church of San Francisco is a bustling place with people enjoying food and drinks, resting, and vendors selling crafts of Ecuador. Scarves, rosaries, produce and other foods, etc. Pope Francis has been here making it all the...More
one of the oldest areas of Quito, this is where the spainish began building hundreds of years ago. The casa gangotina is a former private residence that is now one of the nicest hotels in Quito. It has a lovely restaurant with authentic ecuadorian dishes...More
San Francisco Plaza - This plaza is east, but contiguous, with the San Francisco Church. It was loaded with people frolicking about!!!! The Pope spoke here awhile back and tens of thousands of people were on this plaza listening to him…. Lots of pigeons here...More
The plaza here is ginormous and the total territory of the Church spans 4 blocks in total. There isn't a huge amount to do in the plaza itself, but there is much to do nearby such as the church itself and food and drinks.