We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

San Francisco Plaza (Plaza de San Francisco)

Quito, Ecuador
+53 5 4879091
Website
Share
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 15.00*
and up
Half Day Quito City Tour
More Info
US$ 79.00*
and up
Old Town Quito Sightseeing and Food Walking...
More Info
US$ 105.00*
and up
Quito City Sightseeing and Middle of the...
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
About
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.
Contact
Quito, Ecuador
Website
+53 5 4879091
Ways to Experience San Francisco Plaza (Plaza de San Francisco)
from US$ 15.00
More Info
from US$ 105.00
More Info
from US$ 79.00
More Info
from US$ 114.24
More Info
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (679)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"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
Filter

1 - 10 of 316 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is great. Close to churches and colonial buildings. Unfortunately, it was under construction for a train and it took away from our experience. But definitely must check out when in Quito.

Thank Laura N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best place we saw in Quito. Nice atmosphere and interesting buildings. Rather disconcerted by the number and variety of the police presence in the area although did not witness anything untoward at the time.

Thank Steve G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 March 2018

This is one of the main Plaza's and very central to Old Town. You can easily explore the area and always get back to San Francisco Plaza to get back to the hotels.

Thank Xmaslvn
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Might be nice when it is done but the vast majority of the square which is in front of the San Francisco Monastery is currently under construction for the new Quito subway

Thank Lee L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 February 2018

The square is located in the heart of the historical center. At the time construction works occupy a large part of the square. Otherwise nice with some shops.

Thank oly111
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Though the plaza is undergoing renovation, the museum shop with fair trade items is open. We found many interesting souvenirs and Panama hats.

1  Thank Stan N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 February 2018

If you are around for a visit to the church at the city center you will visit also the plaza.The best time is at night which makes it a lovely walk with all the lights on.

Thank menachemle
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 February 2018

The plaza was in construction when I went. Excellent although a bit pricy restaurant at the top of the Plaza. Take the time visit all the little grottos of the art gallery underneath the church, well worth it...

Thank vajulie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 February 2018

We were so blessed to have scheduled this on a Sunday, I would recommend that if it's possible, also just outside the San Francisco church is a very nice restaurant we sat outside to eat, wish I could remember the name

Thank kathy b
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 119 hotels in Quito
Casa Gangotena
745 reviews
.02 km away
Hotel Real Audiencia
348 reviews
.35 km away
Hotel San Francisco de Quito
393 reviews
.36 km away
Hotel Plaza Grande
319 reviews
.38 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Casa Gangotena
542 reviews
.05 km away
Fabiolita
230 reviews
.35 km away
Tianguez
236 reviews
.08 km away
Dulceria Colonial
78 reviews
.35 km away
Nearby Attractions
Casa del Alabado
684 reviews
.09 km away
Quito Old Town
4,041 reviews
.20 km away
Palacio de Gobierno
878 reviews
.34 km away
Museo de la Ciudad
278 reviews
.29 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from San Francisco Plaza (Plaza de San Francisco) staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
;