Independence Square, Quito

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Mingle with the crowds and get a sense of colonial Quito at Independence Square. 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. To visit Independence Square on your trip to Quito, use our Quito journey planning tool.
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  • The statue is very significant to the city. It celebrates the independence of the country from the Spaniards (the history of their occupation is ugly and legendary). It is well done and...  more »
  • We have spent 4 weeks in Quito and never seen a thief. Please do not use scare tactics in order to reach your minimum 100 characters of a comment. Just be aware of your surroundings.  more »
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  • Looks like a trashy place for someone trashy to go.
  • Your area is trash Tweakers are walking around with backpacks asking for change and you wanted to know why we don't want to go here anymore

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