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San Francisco Plaza (Plaza de San Francisco)

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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.
Quito, Ecuador
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Reviewed December 8, 2018

Nice Plaza in the centre of Quito, surrounded by all types of shops. Very beautiful church at the top.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank barbara_uNovaGorica
Reviewed December 5, 2018

this is where my city tour ended, area full of people and vendors, nice for a touristry walk in quito's old town

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank paulanaestradadavida
Reviewed November 12, 2018

As you come out of the church, there are probably 15 steps going down to the Plaza. At the time we were there, there was a male folklore dancer, the Guide explained the double edge headgear he was wearing; The right side of the Plaza...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mary anne t
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

It’s a not so nice square like the plaza de la independencia BUT at the top of the square is one of the amazing churches! Was there on a Sunday and it was full with people. Something you aren’t used to see anymore in Europe....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PmvD1
Reviewed October 28, 2018

nice square with lots of activities. our tour guide walked us thru this square to visit the San Francisco Church. we were offered various handicrafts and shawls. must see.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank vdsl90
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Real busy plaza with a lot of people coming and going. Great spot for pictures. A good amount of restaurants and places to do a little shopping close by. A lot of tourists come here. Some government buildings and churches are also in the area...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Curtez151
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Lots of people here as it is a busy plaza, surrounded by roads on three sides. Shops and cafes alongside. Whilst we were here there was a lot of road works/construction going on but don't let that spoil it. Just sit and enjoy the atmosphere....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ali921
Reviewed August 3, 2018

If at all possible go on a monday so you can watch the changing of the guard at the presidential palace. We were there during this change so it was very crowded. Because of the crowds i cant say much more but there are several...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank yvetteb4510
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Our hotel was 50m from the plaza so we crossed it often. It is a delightful square with a wonderful lived in feel to it. I liked the buildings around it too. The plaza was always full of people, a great place to linger and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank seattaxi
Reviewed July 23, 2018

We liked strolling around the Plaza and watching or taking in the local flavor. Plenty of sights and attractions around the Plaza to get your interests. We were in a larger group, and would have lingered here longer but had to follow the group. Especially...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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