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Plaza de la Independencia (Plaza Grande)

Gabriel Garcia Moreno | Entre Chile y Espejo, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Located in the heart of the Old City, this busy plaza honors those heroes who started the movement toward independence from Spain.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Churches, museums, restaurants and a great statue all mark Quito's most important square. Always seems to be crowded. The Cathedral dominated and should be your first stop.

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Plaza was just what it says a plaza. It had a couple of statues in it and was a fairly large area lots of benches to sit on as the air was hot and drying. It was a good place just to relax.

Thank Marcia G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Due to me the best way how to enjoy this place is to sit in caffee nearby and drink something and look at the people passing around.

Thank Marie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect timing to watch a workers parade and protest. The plaza was filled and people marched around the square with protesters and drummers on a stage. Police in flack jackets were visible to keep the peace. Peaceful protest on this beautiful sunny day.

Thank Gwen W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place cannot be more authentic. This is a city center in a LA country at 2800 mts over the sea level. All closed together, even the president house, with barely no security

Thank S1PRA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful square in the centre of the old town, bursting with activity, people everywhere, beautiful flowers, peddlers selling local souvenirs

Thank Marion M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Plaza Grande is a very lively square with well cared for buildings on three sides and a lovely park in the middle. Don't miss the changing of the guard at 11.00. We even saw the president on the balcony the day we visited.

Thank Exfala
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're in Quito, you have to visit the Plaza de la Independencia. This is the hustle and bustle of Quito's Centro Historico and is filled with life. It is wonderful for people watching and atmosphere.

Thank Anonymous925
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is where everyone is at some point during the day. All of old town runs all around this plaza. With the statue saluting the heroes of the independence to the palace that sits on the park a true center of a town.

Thank ShawnC-NJ
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Any city in Peru, you'll find your plaza and this one does not disappoint. Great cafes surround and great people watching available. Enjoy!!

Thank Joe V
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6 May 2015|
Response from Deods |
In order to make you and your family safe, as in other Latin American countries make sure you take a hotel taxi or one that is called by your hotel. After you arrive in the old town, don't bring all your fancy jewelry, put... More