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San Francisco Plaza (Plaza de San Francisco)

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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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  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“casa gangotena” (11 reviews)
“people watch” (18 reviews)
“old town” (26 reviews)
Quito, Ecuador
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

A large plaza with a church and the usual bars, cafes and restaurants. Some buskers and parades at times as well.

Thank Drew M
Reviewed 8 December 2017

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

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Even with the construction it's worth including this Plaza in a walking tour on a beautiful day you wouldn't want to miss the Cathedral.

Thank Gwen W
Reviewed 18 November 2017

You will visit this place while walking downtown, nice and authentic plaza that gives you the idea of being in the past.

Thank S1PRA
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Still want to go for everything else but dont expect much in the plaza as it is fenced off. Still alot of people and surrounding sights.

Thank ShawnC-NJ
Reviewed 4 November 2017

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

Thank geraldine419
Reviewed 9 October 2017

As of our visit (October 2017) the whole area is under construction. You can't help walking by, as you tour Old town.

Thank TroisChatsLies
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Fantastic church and places to see , but the new subway construction rather overshadows everything..

Thank Toby G
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We loved this plaza. It is nice just to stroll through or to get something to eat. So very pretty, great for photos.

Thank Tim G
Reviewed 31 July 2017

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

Thank Bob B
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