Mariscal District, Quito

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Don’t miss the vibrant regeneration of Mariscal District, an area known for its dynamic nightlife and jovial atmosphere. With a largely changing populace of young fun-loving Ecuadorians and travelling backpackers, you'll feel the hedonistic vibe in the air. Even if you’re after something more laid back, the area’s variety should have you covered; live concerts, cultural centers, restaurants, and cafes offer something for everyone. Be aware that drinking alcohol on the streets is still not permitted, and the area's visible police presence exists mainly to enforce this. Arrange your visit to Mariscal District and discover more family-friendly attractions in Quito using our Quito online itinerary maker .
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  • Walked around this area in search of our Restsurant. It was hidden in plain site but on the third floor over the Plaza Foch. Restsurant was great but our 15 minute search uncovered lots of other inter...  more »
  • The Marshal is a very nice place to walk if you're tourist and without problems of time, you will find one to another bar, restaurant and entertainment. The late-night, weekend gets very moved the environment.
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  • After reading some comments about the city chose to stay in this part of town. Perhaps because of the expectations I thought this neighborhood a bit depressing: some prostitution is just on the streets, bars and restaurants empty and with little glamour and human environment kinda lame. In any event a must-see
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Most visitors to Quito choose to stay in La Mariscal, a touristy neighborhood filled with guesthouses, restaurants, and bars. This area is also the town's nightlife hub, drawing a young crowd of revelers from around the world. If you prefer less noise, look for a bed in La Foresta, a quieter and less crowded alternative just a few blocks away from popular entertainment opportunities. For upscale sleeping options head to the old town, boasting many of Quito's top hotels in some of its prettiest buildings.
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