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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 5 days ago

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gary c
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an ideal place to buy some hand made crafts and souvenirs from the Ecuadorians who make and sell them for a living.

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
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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
1  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
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