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San Francisco Plaza (Plaza de San Francisco)
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Old Town Quito Sightseeing and Food Walking Tour
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Quito City Sightseeing and Middle of the World Monument
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Ranked #20 of 268 things to do in Quito
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 22 April 2014

There was a service going on when we got to the plaza on Palm Sunday. It was a great scene with an interesting homily.

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Reviewed 13 April 2014

This plaza is not anything special, but a good place to meet with friends before heading to La Ronda. However, if you go on Saturday or Sunday, there will be tents outside with a little market. The artesian market isn't anything special, the one in the Mariscal is much better. However, the food tents are well worth the trip. They have lots of really delicious chocolate treats, like chocolate frozen covered bananas and marshmallows. They also sell ceviche, grilled bananas, and all the other Ecuadorian treats you could ever want.

Thank Kaykay
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

This is a great place to see the people and life as it happens each day. The square while we were there was very crowded and a political meeting of some sort was taking place. Make sure to keep things secure on your person if crowded. We were close to our hotel so we were fine for getting back to use restrooms but did not see any for use unless in a restaurant.

Thank ColoradoJojo
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

This plaza has benches where you can sit and people watch. Lots of pigeons in the square that people feed so there are many. We got some great shots of the whole flock taking off. There are some restaurants along the square but we did not eat here.

Thank Jan B
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

This was one of my favorite areas of historic Quito. The church is absolutely breath-taking. Definitely take a peak inside. The afternoon we went was very cloudy. The yellow building looked beautiful in contrast to the cloudy sky.

Thank Lacy R
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