Plaza de la Independencia (Plaza Grande), Quito
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Mingle with the crowds and get a sense of colonial Quito at Plaza de la Independencia (Plaza Grande). Ever since the early 17th century, the square has functioned as one of the city's main public spaces. What was then just a cleared patch of earth is now a picturesque square surrounded by historical buildings, including a cathedral, the presidential palace, and a luxurious hotel. The square's monument to independence symbolizes the struggle for South American freedom from Spanish rule. Stake out a spot at one of the numerous cafes and restaurants to relax and people-watch. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Plaza de la Independencia (Plaza Grande) and many more Quito attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Quito itinerary maker.
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  • Small square in the historical centre of the city, is the Palace of Government and important churches. Around the square there are small local where they sell coffee, the place is very secure, you can walk calmly through the area
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  • This ancient square is full of Ecuadorians older, sitting talking, has the Presidential Palace and the Church of Quito, you pay to enter, to keep the conservation.
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  • Center of life in Quito. Not to Miss Mondays at 11: 00 with the changing of the guard in the presence of the President of Ecuador. Free tour of the Palace Presidential all the afternoon.
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  • This is a nice hotel near the main square. It is a converted villa, which made it quite interesting. Our room featured a loft for sleeping which I didn't care for.
  • An elegant and unique antique house that has been always one of the most beatiful hotels in the heart of Quito's old town.
  • Beautiful view of the city of Quito by night.
  • Beautiful and important square.
  • Absolutely beautiful, a must see