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San Francisco Plaza (Plaza de San Francisco)

Quito, Ecuador
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Quito at Night and Live Ecuatorian Music and Show
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USD 100.00*
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Private Quito City Tour
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Old Town Quito Sightseeing and Food Walking Tour
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Reviewed 22 May 2013

beautiful square in central quito with the view of the convent and the church. unfortunately it is very difficult to see the volcano because there is a constant grey sky and clouds, but if you are lucky enough the view must be fantastic....

Thank fabiofort
Reviewed 20 May 2013

Loved the time spent here. So relaxing, enjoyable and nice. I really enjoyed the area. Watched people for a few hours and ate good bread, helados (ice cream) and sánduches (sandwiches). The pigeons, the nature that surronds the city and the well preserved buildings around...More

Thank IsmaelT
Reviewed 18 May 2013

I really enjoyed the area. Watched people for a few hours and ate some good bread. Loved the handicraft place under the church and bought so many wonderful gifts. Go and relax for a few hours, you' ll love it .

Thank wolfgang1Richmond_VA
Reviewed 13 May 2013

We sat on the steps of the church, unmolested by vendors, and enjoyed watching the people come and go, the pigeons and the beautiful facade of the church. Under the main floor of the building is a large shop of fine crafts and a cafe...More

Thank sparkybuddy
Reviewed 13 May 2013

Vert pretty square and nice place to just hang out and enjoy the scenery. There are lots of police officers, so quite safe in this part of town.

Thank GJaffe
Reviewed 12 April 2013

This was just a wonderful place. We were with a small group and had someone take us in to show the jewel of Quito and all of the other wonderful pieces in the museum as well as just the plaza in general.

Thank outta_boundsOkc
Reviewed 21 March 2013

Staying in Casa Gangotena, we faced this square daily and had ample time to explore it - its major attraction is the church and monastery of the same name. In the square there is a small cafe with some tourist shops but otherwise it is...More

Thank DMCraig
Reviewed 18 March 2013

The visit to this plaza was lovely and we were with a tour guide and group. Charming to see and historical information was interesting.

Thank WoodbridgeFoodfan
Reviewed 18 March 2013

The Plaza San Francisco stands in front of the Convento de San Francisco, the oldest church/ monastery complex in Quito. The plaza is surrounded by colonial buildings and has a fountain near the center. In pre-conquest times the plaza was a market place and it...More

1  Thank Moroccoadventurer
Reviewed 17 March 2013

This is a large square in front of the Church of the same name. On a slope - is a good hike but you also get good views from the top. Few sellers and beggars around and not as much police presence as other parts...More

Thank Ramenmuncher
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