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San Francisco Plaza (Plaza de San Francisco)

Quito, Ecuador
+53 5 4879091
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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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Quito, Ecuador
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"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"
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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