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Palace of the Archbishop (Palacio Arzobispal)

Plaza de Independencia, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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This beautiful building is located along the north side of the Plaza de Independencia.
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  • Very good45%
  • Average24%
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2 weeks ago
“Restaurants and shops”
12 Sep 2017
“Great place to get away from all the hustle and bustle of Plaza Grande”
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Plaza de Independencia, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was formerly the archbishops palace but now it is a shopping area with restaurants and shops. There are also carts and vendors with fast food options as well. We got gelato from one of the vendors several times, it is made the old fashioned...More

Thank Lee L
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

The Archbishop's Palace was the residence of the bishop since 1700 and was rebuilt in 1858 and again between 1975 and 1978.

Thank Bruce H
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Great place to get a meal, or drink and relax, away from all the crowds in Old Town and Plaza Grande. Very colonial feel with courtyard and quaint restaurants.

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Reviewed 2 May 2017

Located at the “Plaza Grande” that is the main plaza of Quito. It was built again at about 1850, as its origin is from 1700. Ancient building with a big garden at the center, sorrounded by corridors at the two levels. A typical building with...More

Thank EMILE D
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

The archbishop has long gone but left behind a neat building full of interesting restaurants and shops in a fascinating setting right on the Plaza Grande. Drop by on a rainy day or for a meal. Quite different

Thank Fred B
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Reviewed 11 December 2016

I agree with the majority of reviews here. We came as part of a group tour and it is geared for tourists. The restaurant where we had lunch was authentic, but pricey. Take a look around, read the legend that's associated with the place, but...More

Thank Marjan G
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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

The guard told me that only the ground floor is ok to visit. on the higher floors are offices related the Archdiocese. I took pictures of the surrounding areas and the fountain before leaving. Location - in front of Plaza la Indepedencia or Plaza Grande.

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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

There's a beautiful courtyard, and it's right in Plaza Grande, which I love. However, the restaurants are more expensive than I'd like to pay, and the shops are hardly ever open. If you want to splurge on a classy meal, there are choices here, but...More

Thank amhenning360
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

Just in the same area at Plaza Independencia, the white building where you see a rows of shoe shiner (cleaner) there is a door where you can access to get inside this place. The Archbishop's Palace which is now in its primal cozy restaurants. We...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2016

I am writing a review because, although there isn't much to see in the Palace itself. It is very pretty from the outside. However, there is a fabulous restaurant associated with the Palace. The service is super slow, but the dishes are delicious, especially the...More

1  Thank annarc6
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