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“A place to play and observe”

Parque Metropolitano
Ranked #20 of 199 things to do in Quito
Certificate of Excellence
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dallas
Level 6 Contributor
472 reviews
155 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“A place to play and observe”
Reviewed May 16, 2014

A nice park with a lot of children playing, artists and a market. It seems to be a meeting place not only for business but lovers, wanderers, and people in general.

Visited May 2014
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Quito, Ecuador
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“Good place to walk the dog”
Reviewed April 2, 2014

Quito’s Metropolitan Park ia an ecological reserve comprising some 580 hectares and located at an altitude of 2890 meters. The park is a great place to visit if you fancy some fresh air and a bit of countryside without straying from the city.

The park offers hiking and bike trails, monumental modern sculptures (rather ugly), picnic areas and food stalls selling cevichocho – a kind of vegetarian ceviche very popular here – empanadas, sandwiches and fresh juices. It also has an area where dogs can socialize together and practice some agility skills. There is also a herd of llamas!

Visited March 2014
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Wichita, Kansas
Level 6 Contributor
406 reviews
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“Great place for nice walk”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

My flight back to US was late night so I had all afternoon free. I spent the most of afternoon in the park. I really enjoyed it. Walking in park was very refreshing.

Visited October 2013
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37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful way to Spend a Sunday Morning”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

I had rented a motor bike so drove it up here Sunday morning. It was a beautiful park. I walked around for a few hours and just enjoyed the great weather and sights. It was a very peaceful and relaxing morning.

Visited August 2013
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Quito, Ecuador
Level 5 Contributor
39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Walking, Biking And Dogs In Metropolitano!”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

This is a huge park covering thousands of acres, with spectacular views of the city and outlying areas around Quito. It is dog friendly and they are in abundance on weekends, along with hikers, bicyclists and lots of folks out for a BBQ.

The views of the city from this vantage point are spectacular, as well as outlying areas such as Tabela, where the new airport is located. There are five lookout points, each with a different panoramic view. You will cover roughly 5 miles one way to visit all five of these if you begin from the park parking lot. It's well worth the effort.

There are plenty of clean restroom facilities, and benches to rest those weary feet and legs if need be.

Visited July 2013
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