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Parque La Carolina, Quito

(4.4/5 based on 600+ 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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  • A place family to power walk and relax is, with positions of food, groups of people doing sport and a monument to the Pope. Recommended for relaxation.
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  • What a welcome relief in Quito. A huge park full of diverse activity and also just walking about and enjoying the trees and the people. A treasure for Quito and its folk and for us too!  more »
  • I mainly use the park to ride a bicycle around it in the reserved lanes from 4:30 am to 6:30 am but the park has been updated with excellent, well lit walkways, basketball courts and synthetic soccer ...  more »