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“Peace Amidst The Noise”

Santo Domingo Plaza (Plaza de Santa Domingo)
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Owner description: This busy square in Old Town is dominated by the Iglesia de Santo Domingo and the church museum.
Reviewed 1 February 2013

A fairly plain open area, with little opportunity to sit and really absorb the surrounds. Apart from a very busy street circumventing it, it is surrounded by a number of architecturally lovely buildings, and of course dominated by Iglesia de Santo Domingo itself.

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Reviewed 3 August 2012

The magnificent convent of Santo Domingo is the largest of Quito Convents, built on 1545, has in their treasures the twin clock of the Big Ben of London. The best Library of rare historical, literarian, and religious library, plus the large chorus books all painted by hand by the fryers. A supreme chapel of the Virgin of the Rosary, which was built over an arch and its street that passes under it. The refectorium is the largest and most decorated one of the convents and cloisters in Quito. Its five patios and works of art made by Father Bedon are worth to be seen.
Very Close to the convent you will find La Ronda Street full of restaurants, Casa San Marcos, with its magnificent cafeteria, and if you want something less fancy Cafe Dios no Muere.

Thank RADIOFAN_MARIA
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Reviewed 18 June 2012

Fascinating, but we only had a little time to see this plaza and church. Read your guidebook before going so you'll have some background.

Thank ExplorerMundi
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Reviewed 28 April 2012

A very populated street. To the point were street vendors are trying to sell you shoe laces when your trying to take a look at the presidential palace.

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Reviewed 26 October 2011

It has a statue of Mariscal Sucre (hero), but I think it is the least interesting plaza in old town, it is just one block away from La Ronda though.

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