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Santo Domingo Plaza (Plaza de Santa Domingo)

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  • Excellent25%
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15 Aug 2018
“Average Plaza”
2 Jun 2018
“What it could be.....”
This busy square in Old Town is dominated by the Iglesia de Santo Domingo and the church museum.
Jose Valentin y Domingo Espinar, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 16 August 2018

Average plaza. Not a whole lot going on here. Not many tourists, which means no vendors, which means, nothing really going on. Pretty dead when I came through here, the other surrounding plazas all seemed to be much more "happening." Still, a nice area, if...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

Our hotel was in the plaza, but honestly, besides being a hub for several bus lines, I felt as though it could have been so much more. with flower beds, vendors, etc. Save your time for other plazas.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank kellery
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Wish I had been here when it was filled with vendors but enjoyed staying on the plaza with the church lit so beautifully at night.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

For some reason this plaza is often missed by tourists and when we were there it appeared this continued. While we appreciated the reduced crowds, I am amazed that not more people venture to the plaza.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is not a conventional plaza for tourists. It is a transportation plaza where three bus loops intersect. They are glassed-in stops that seem to run pretty much continuously. In the plaza itself are three large tents for the craft sellers and one large music...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Warren P
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

The plaza is nice enough with the large church as a backdrop but there isn't much to do in or around the plaza. Worth a quick look since it's near Sam Francisco.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank LesL989
Reviewed 10 December 2015

My spouse and I visited this wide open plaza on a Saturday morning while on a tour of Ecuador. Because it is located south of Centro Historico, and slightly out of the way of the main attractions in this neighborhood, it is easily missed my...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank CJW913
Reviewed 26 November 2015

Santa Domingo Plaza forms the southern edge of Quito’s Old Town. A white cathedral dominates the plaza, which was teemed with pigeons. At the center is the statue of Sucre, who pointed to Pichincha Volcano, where his victory in 1824 laid the foundation of the...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank abuben
Reviewed 16 March 2015

Santa Domingo is a great place to just kick back and relax. The place is relativly inexpensive for all you folks coming from developed countries such as the United States, UK Canda etc.... There are several great resteraunts surrounding the plaza. The food is simply...More

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank udbhava3
Reviewed 8 July 2014

We visited the Plaza de Santa Domingo during the week and we found it to be a pleasant little plaza. However, we happened to be in the same area on the weekend and it was really alive with many locals enjoying dancing and music. There...More

Date of experience: July 2014
2  Thank robinchina2004
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