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“Nice plaza to walk around and visit”

San Francisco Plaza (Plaza de San Francisco)
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Half Day Quito City Tour
Ranked #34 of 274 things to do in Quito
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 28, 2013

This is a great place to see a little bit of old world Quito and visit local restaurants and shops. Be ready for a bit of walking in altitude though. Going uphill in this area can be difficult for those that haven't acclimated to the altitude. But, it's still worth going because the church view is very impressive and the Square overall is a great place to learn a little more about Quito and the culture.

Thank Gerry A
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"casa gangotena"
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"great place to people watch"
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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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"street vendors"
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"pigeons"
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"church"
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"benches"
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"panama"
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

To really feel Quito you must visit the church's in Plaza De San Franciso and stroll the blocks in the old town.It is magical !

Thank pennywave
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

The views from the plaza were great for picture taking. The people watching was fantastic. Lots of people - locals and tourists alike. There was nearby shopping all along the plaza.

Thank Shyla M M
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

San Francisco Plaza is the most impressive plaza in Old Town Quito. The church is visually stunning, although, unfortunately, it was closed when we were there. We had lunch at the Tianguez restaurant located at the Plaza (which was fair) but the old world nature of the Square is wonderful. This is recommended highly.

Thank Brad H
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

Worth visiting the Convento de San Francisco, specially on weekends where you will have locals besides tourists.

Thank Theresa C
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