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Palace of the Archbishop (Palacio Arzobispal)

Plaza de Independencia, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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This beautiful building is located along the north side of the Plaza de Independencia.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good40%
  • Average28%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
9 Mar 2017
“Worth dropping by for great restaurants and shops ”
2 May 2017
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Plaza de Independencia, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviews (25)
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

Located at the “Plaza Grande” that is the main plaza of Quito. It was built again at about 1850, as its origin is from 1700. Ancient building with a big garden at the center, sorrounded by corridors at the two levels. A typical building with...More

Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

The archbishop has long gone but left behind a neat building full of interesting restaurants and shops in a fascinating setting right on the Plaza Grande. Drop by on a rainy day or for a meal. Quite different

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 11 December 2016

I agree with the majority of reviews here. We came as part of a group tour and it is geared for tourists. The restaurant where we had lunch was authentic, but pricey. Take a look around, read the legend that's associated with the place, but...More

Thank Marjan G
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The guard told me that only the ground floor is ok to visit. on the higher floors are offices related the Archdiocese. I took pictures of the surrounding areas and the fountain before leaving. Location - in front of Plaza la Indepedencia or Plaza Grande.

Thank LolaGo1
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

There's a beautiful courtyard, and it's right in Plaza Grande, which I love. However, the restaurants are more expensive than I'd like to pay, and the shops are hardly ever open. If you want to splurge on a classy meal, there are choices here, but...More

Thank amhenning360
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Just in the same area at Plaza Independencia, the white building where you see a rows of shoe shiner (cleaner) there is a door where you can access to get inside this place. The Archbishop's Palace which is now in its primal cozy restaurants. We...More

1  Thank ShavyB
Reviewed 28 May 2016

I am writing a review because, although there isn't much to see in the Palace itself. It is very pretty from the outside. However, there is a fabulous restaurant associated with the Palace. The service is super slow, but the dishes are delicious, especially the...More

1  Thank annarc6
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

One side of the archbishop's residence is a shopping mall with nice restaurants and stores, the prices are very affordable

1  Thank ClaudiaS339
Reviewed 10 December 2015

Located on the northeast side of Plaza Grande, this massive colonnaded structure offered much from the outside. However, once inside, there is nothing of historical interest. Today, it houses a row of shops and restaurants. So disappointing.

Thank CJW913
Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

Nice to visit but nothing spectacular about it. Nice location and other things to see in the Colonial quarter such as the Metropolitan Cathedral, Presidential Palace, Municipal Building, Independence Plaza, all in proximity of each other.

Thank ukienomad
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