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Santo Domingo Plaza (Plaza de Santa Domingo)

Jose Valentin y Domingo Espinar, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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This busy square in Old Town is dominated by the Iglesia de Santo Domingo and the church museum.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good51%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
22 Nov 2017
“Lovely Plaza”
3 Oct 2017
“An Often Missed Plaza”
Jose Valentin y Domingo Espinar, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Wish I had been here when it was filled with vendors but enjoyed staying on the plaza with the church lit so beautifully at night.

Thank Gwen W
Reviewed 3 October 2017

For some reason this plaza is often missed by tourists and when we were there it appeared this continued. While we appreciated the reduced crowds, I am amazed that not more people venture to the plaza.

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is not a conventional plaza for tourists. It is a transportation plaza where three bus loops intersect. They are glassed-in stops that seem to run pretty much continuously. In the plaza itself are three large tents for the craft sellers and one large music...More

Thank Warren P
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

The plaza is nice enough with the large church as a backdrop but there isn't much to do in or around the plaza. Worth a quick look since it's near Sam Francisco.

Thank Les L
Reviewed 9 December 2015

My spouse and I visited this wide open plaza on a Saturday morning while on a tour of Ecuador. Because it is located south of Centro Historico, and slightly out of the way of the main attractions in this neighborhood, it is easily missed my...More

Thank CJW913
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Santa Domingo Plaza forms the southern edge of Quito’s Old Town. A white cathedral dominates the plaza, which was teemed with pigeons. At the center is the statue of Sucre, who pointed to Pichincha Volcano, where his victory in 1824 laid the foundation of the...More

Thank abuben
Reviewed 15 March 2015

Santa Domingo is a great place to just kick back and relax. The place is relativly inexpensive for all you folks coming from developed countries such as the United States, UK Canda etc.... There are several great resteraunts surrounding the plaza. The food is simply...More

1  Thank udbhava3
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We visited the Plaza de Santa Domingo during the week and we found it to be a pleasant little plaza. However, we happened to be in the same area on the weekend and it was really alive with many locals enjoying dancing and music. There...More

2  Thank robinchina2004
Reviewed 28 May 2014

One of the three main squares in Quito old town. Many people pass this by because it is tucked away in the southern corner. Most prominent feature is the pointing statue in the middle. This is Antonio Jose de Sucre and he is pointing to...More

Thank Jolyon67
Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

The plaza is near a bus stop we used while exploring Quito. My wife and I visited the plaza on a Saturday and again on Sunday. The plaza was alive on both days with Andean music and local dance troupes. There is also a market...More

1  Thank John D
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