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Mariscal District, Quito

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Neighborhood Tourist Spot
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. Make Mariscal District a centerpiece of your Quito vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Quito tour planner.
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  • Tourist party spot. I went and had fun, but meh. Go to La Floresta which is pretty and actually nice. It's from my brief time (2 weeks) in Quito the only place that reminds me the most of home.  more »
  • We visited the area one afternoon, We weren't particularly impressed. Lots of bars and restaurants but I had the impression I could have been in an entertainment district anywhere in the world. Came a...  more »
  • A friend there told me that Mariscal is red-hot in real estate right now. It is lovely, with rolling hills, lots of trees and flowers, with well-kept homes along the streets.  more »

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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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