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San Francisco Plaza (Plaza de San Francisco)

Quito, Ecuador
+53 5 4879091
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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.
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Quito, Ecuador
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"casa gangotena"
in 11 reviews
"great place to people watch"
in 9 reviews
"nice square"
in 6 reviews
"old town"
in 27 reviews
"fair trade"
in 5 reviews
"gift shop"
in 6 reviews
"street vendors"
in 5 reviews
"gold leaf"
in 4 reviews
"pigeons"
in 18 reviews
"church"
in 110 reviews
"fransisco"
in 7 reviews
"benches"
in 7 reviews
"panama"
in 4 reviews
"architecture"
in 15 reviews
"activity"
in 8 reviews
"stone"
in 5 reviews
"independence"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

This square needs work. It is grungy and seedy. There are beggars and hawkers and is a generally unpleasant place.

Thank Gregory C
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Reviewed 13 January 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 27 December 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.

Thank MindyS3
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Reviewed 24 November 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...More

Thank DayDreamer13
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Reviewed 18 November 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 28 October 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...More

Thank Gerry A
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Reviewed 23 October 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 22 October 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 21 October 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...More

Thank Brad H
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Reviewed 26 September 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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