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San Francisco Plaza (Plaza de San Francisco)

Quito, Ecuador
+53 5 4879091
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Once serving as a lively commercial center during pre-Columbian times, this large cobbled square is dominated by the enormous Iglesia de San Francisco and the monastery of the same name.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“casa gangotena” (11 reviews)
“nice square” (6 reviews)
“old town” (27 reviews)
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Quito, Ecuador
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"casa gangotena"
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"nice square"
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"old town"
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"fair trade"
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"gift shop"
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"gold leaf"
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"pigeons"
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"church"
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"vendors"
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"fransisco"
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"benches"
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"panama"
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"architecture"
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"activity"
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"stone"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Quito has many plazas and they provide a wonderful feel in this historic city. All are surrounded by churches and convents, and monestaries and government buildings. The hears beat of Quito can be felt in each.

Thank Joseph M
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

The location is great. Close to churches and colonial buildings. Unfortunately, it was under construction for a train and it took away from our experience. But definitely must check out when in Quito.

Thank Laura N
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Reviewed April 24, 2018

Best place we saw in Quito. Nice atmosphere and interesting buildings. Rather disconcerted by the number and variety of the police presence in the area although did not witness anything untoward at the time.

Thank Steve G
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Reviewed March 17, 2018

This is one of the main Plaza's and very central to Old Town. You can easily explore the area and always get back to San Francisco Plaza to get back to the hotels.

Thank Xmaslvn
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

Might be nice when it is done but the vast majority of the square which is in front of the San Francisco Monastery is currently under construction for the new Quito subway

Thank Lee L
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Reviewed February 27, 2018

The square is located in the heart of the historical center. At the time construction works occupy a large part of the square. Otherwise nice with some shops.

Thank oly111
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Reviewed February 21, 2018

Though the plaza is undergoing renovation, the museum shop with fair trade items is open. We found many interesting souvenirs and Panama hats.

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Reviewed February 17, 2018

If you are around for a visit to the church at the city center you will visit also the plaza.The best time is at night which makes it a lovely walk with all the lights on.

Thank menachemle
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Reviewed February 5, 2018

The plaza was in construction when I went. Excellent although a bit pricy restaurant at the top of the Plaza. Take the time visit all the little grottos of the art gallery underneath the church, well worth it...

Thank vajulie
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Reviewed February 3, 2018

We were so blessed to have scheduled this on a Sunday, I would recommend that if it's possible, also just outside the San Francisco church is a very nice restaurant we sat outside to eat, wish I could remember the name

Thank kathy b
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