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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
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
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
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
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
The Plaza de San Francisco was one of my favorite places in old town Quito. But now it is not a good place to visit. The new metro station is being built and to go into the church you have to dodge all the construction...More
Quito has many plazas and they provide a wonderful feel in this historic city. All are surrounded by churches and convents, and monestaries and government buildings. The hears beat of Quito can be felt in each.
Best place we saw in Quito. Nice atmosphere and interesting buildings. Rather disconcerted by the number and variety of the police presence in the area although did not witness anything untoward at the time.