A large plaza with a church and the usual bars, cafes and restaurants. Some buskers and parades at times as well.
About San Francisco Plaza (Plaza de San Francisco)
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But the Plaza is dominated by the church of the same name. Before going up to the church go into the multi room museum, coffee shop, fair trade vendor. A little of everything and prices are not bad. Other venues to search out on other...More
I found the plaza interesting and full of atmosphere with local people sitting around. The sculpture in the middle is interesting to independence and the area has a number of benches for sitting. It is flanked by Spanish style buildings from the 15th century, including...More
As of our visit (October 2017) the whole area is under construction. You can't help walking by, as you tour Old town.
We loved this plaza. It is nice just to stroll through or to get something to eat. So very pretty, great for photos.
And that is the architecture, ambiance, and preserved state of the city center around the plaza. Yup, the metro's got some of it torn up right now, but still a must see - I can't imagine a tourist in Quito not going here. They were...More