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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 4 days ago via mobile

Visited on Sunday afternoon and had lots of company but not overflowing with people. This is the place to air one's gripes with government.

Thank JimM562
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just sit on a bench and watch the world go by. The best place to do some people watching and even do your shopping as rest assured that you will be offered for sale anything possible. From Coca leaves to scarves; from toilet paper to...More

Thank SVELMalta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place with a fascinating history. Great for people watching. NB can get very busy on Sundays. Never felt threatened in walking around. A must if you are in Quito.

Thank BobCv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Each Monday morning at 11 a.m., the Plaza de la Independencia (Plaza Grande) is the site of a national pageant with hundreds of marching soldiers, lancers, horsemen, and a military musical band. Dignitaries from around the country and the president are introduced, The flag is...More

1  Thank David B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful spot to sit and watch the world go by. The gardens are beautiful and when the sun is shining there's nothing nicer then to relax there.

Thank Olivia S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I asked the cab to take us to la plaza de independencia but he didn't know what did I mean! Then he asked if I meant la plaza grande and I said yes! So make sure you tell the taxi la plaza grande as it...More

Thank Isam R
Reviewed 19 August 2017

No tour would be complete without a visit to this plaza. This is where the seat of government is. It is centrally located with lots of food and shopping options.

Thank Deewee32
Reviewed 11 August 2017

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 28 July 2017

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 22 July 2017

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

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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