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Parque La Carolina, Quito
(4.3/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
Whether you’re looking to sit back and people-watch, go for a jog, or join a game of soccer, Parque La Carolina offers a place to take a break from the city’s busy streets. The large park in the center of the business district is one of the most popular outdoor areas of the city for visitors of all ages. Inside the park you can find a great selection of amenities and things to do, from visiting the botanical garden and the vivarium that houses reptiles and amphibians to seeing the cross placed in the spot where Pope John Paul II held a mass in 1985. The park tends to be especially busy on weekends, with various art performances and families soaking up the outdoors. Entrance to the park is free, but some of its attractions require an admission fee. Make Parque La Carolina part of your personalized Quito itinerary using our Quito holiday planner.
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  • It is a nice place and quiet. Ideal for sharing with friends, stroll in the evening and take a rich matte.
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  • Such a brilliant park in the middle of the city. There is a running track, outdoor gym like equipment, toilets, skate park, food vendors, botanical gardens and plenty more. Busy at the weekends but a ...  more »
  • Nice for an early run or walk before exploring the city if your hotel is nearby. Not crowded on weekdays at day time. Not sure about night time.On weekends especially Sundays there's a lot of activiti...  more »