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“people watching spot!”

San Francisco Plaza (Plaza de San Francisco)
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Old Town Quito Sightseeing and Food Walking Tour
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Quito City Sightseeing and Middle of the World Monument
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Half Day Quito City Tour
Ranked #19 of 268 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 January 12, 2014

Everything and everybody seems to meet here! Street sellers, people eating lunch on the steps, the Quito bicycle race started here. Also has a tourist info.

Thank Marianne G
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

We were here on a Sunday around 10ish and there was a native musical group with dancers. It was a fun experience to happen upon.

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Reviewed November 23, 2013

The square is centered by the great San Franciso church that is a must visit. Around the rest of the square is a couple of pharmacies and little shops, as well as the famous Homero Ortega Panama Hat store, a must visit for everyone, and a gorgeous restored hacienda turned hotel. The square is quite lively on the weekends and you can sometimes see concerts and also local dancers. La Ronda is a short walk from here.

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Reviewed November 17, 2013

We spent an enjoyable few hours here one afternoon - sitting, eating at the Eponymous Cafe by the convent (good Ecuadorian food), and shopping at Tianguez (fair trade and nice quality). There are nice views from the Plaza.

Thank Mary K
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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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