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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. Make Parque La Carolina part of your personalized Quito itinerary using our Quito holiday planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • It is really cool that you can go to this park and enjoy the activities there and at the same time you can purchase healthy organic vegetables and honey! Nice surprise ! Every saturday from 7am to 12!...  more »
  • Absolutely LOVE Parque La Carolina. One of my favorite hang out spots- sit by the "lake" or rent a paddle boat, buy food from the many vendors, run or do CrossFit at the beautiful track, play soccer w...  more »
  • Is a very large park on the northern side of Quito. Behind it you'll find a big mountain. Is a great place to hangout, doing sports, picnic.  more »
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  • It's really good right now. The streets across the park were fixed and they are so comfortable. Hiking trail is so soft, so you don't get your feet hurt while running or walking. There are a lot of natural zones where you can take really good pictures. In addition, these place is close to around 4 mall centers, so you can end your experience by going to the cinema or getting a special ice cream with different flavours, included high quality ecuadorian chocolate.
  • Que belleza de parque. No sabemos si es nuevo pero parece muy bien cuidado limpio y la clase de personas es diferente a lo que se ve en otros sectores de Quito. Tiene pista para correr, zona de ejercicios, canchas y es muy verde. Faltan bolsas o canecas de basura y caminos para no dañar el cesped.
  • Cool scenery, if you can get past all the fat chicks asking you "why" ; )
  • It's biggest Park in quito has a lot places as sports and relaxing and outdoor activities
  • An awesome space within the city to walk, rest, relax, and reflect. Lots of green space and some really nice new soccer fields that can be scheduled for use. The laguna is amazing as well!