Parque La Carolina, Quito

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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. To visit Parque La Carolina and other attractions in Quito, use our Quito online tour itinerary planner .
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  • A great place to visit and go to exercise. He is not recommended to go at night for safety. The Botanical Garden is pretty good, there are other recommended attractions.
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  • Green space in the middle of the gray of the city, where you can practice the sport that you can think of. It is spectacular to walk a while, stay watching football or basketball games.
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  • Parque Carolina is a park we wish we had in England. It is large and well laid out with lots of facilities catering to different activities. It has a running track, basketball and football courts, cyc...  more »
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  • The park is the largest in Quito. Located in the north side of town, it seems that despite being surrounded by at least the shopping malls, the city preserved this green Oasis for it's people. There is a big lagoon neat the southern access, passed the roller skate park. There you can rent pedal boats for little cash. The earlier you visit the better, less public and more silence. The city's botanical garden is not expensive and quite well maintained. We'll recommended.
  • I love this park. There is a great running track. I can always purchase a yummy fruit cup. Or i love visiting the new all natural smoothie bar that just opened near the soccer fields.
  • Nice place for practice sports as bike, jogging, walking with your pets. The perimeter is almost 4 kms. Inside is an artificial lake with room for pedal bikes. It is a little snakes zoo, gardening, kids party building, dog's play sets
  • Love this park. It's Quito's Central Park. I cross it every day on my bike. It was revamped nicely by the current city administration..it's top notch
  • This is one of the main parks in the northern part of Quito. It has been recently renovated and has a good variety of sports courts and a race track to walk or run.

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