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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.
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Gabriel Garcia Moreno | Entre Chile y Espejo, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is much like Mexico City only smaller. It is clean and obviously enjoyed by the people. It was a Sunday and we were shocked by the number of people.

Thank Rose M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you travel to Latin America frequently you'll feel quite at home at this lovely plaza. Statue in the center, important government and religious buildings on the border. Lovely place!

Thank HeyKell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place Independece if i correctly remember the guide mentioned is one of the main plaza of Quito Equodor from where they started or needed there movement and had raised there flag of freedom from Spain to be part of South America and to have...More

Thank ashishaurora10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

as you tour old town this is worth stopping, people viewing and moving on. You don't need lots of time here but it is worth seeing.

Thank Dave D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Must see when visiting Quito, the Capitol of Ecuador. Large plaza with surrounding government buildings typical of the New World and reflective off it's Spanish Conquers Heritage. Just be careful there are constant burage of vendors and don't expect free bathrooms if in need.

Thank Jeffrey Y
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The Plaza is full of energy, with lots of locals and tourists. Lots of people- watching. Visit but don't linger. Hard to believe the Presidential Palace is right on the Plaza. We were traveling with locals who indicated the Plaza venue is popular for government...More

Thank Annie_in_the_burg
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Beutiful plaza in the center of centro historico. Very much going on and a nice place to sit and look at people or walk around just enjoying the buildings around you (at least on 3 of the sides)

Thank Alice S
Reviewed 6 July 2017

I was travel weary and had read up about the history, and this square actually brought me to tears. So pretty and if you have read up, quite moving. Go to Dulceria Colonial on the south end of the square.

Thank Timothy T
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Beautiful trees enhance the splendid buildings in Independence Square. Quietly busy with street vendors - who don't hassle you - locals, students going about their business. A good place to have coffee and people watch then visit the official residences of the president and government...More

Thank Paula110
Reviewed 30 June 2017

We stayed in a small hotel close by so we walk to the Independence Square and really enjoyed it. People were sitting and enjoying the warm weather. Nice to have a coffee in the small cafés.

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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