Parque La Carolina, Quito

4.4
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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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  • Very nice park in a nice area. Still probably want to explore during daylight to avoid any pickpockets.  more »
  • This large park is, obviously, heavily used, and it shows. We got off the hop on/off and walked through the park to the botanical gardens. It’s a nice walk, with jogging trails, biking, green areas...  more »
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  • One of the largest inner-city parks in Quito. This park is centrally located to a lot of things that downtown Quito has to offer. It's a relaxing place to hang out during the day and there are always a lot of activities going on. Many local artists, craftsmen, and food vendors are always close by. You can also find a lot of organized games of volleyball or fútbol here. Be aware that this is a relatively unsafe place to be at night.
  • This park is just one of many in Quito but it blows away anything I have ever seen in the USA. No fees and so many great activities including among others soccer, basketball, BMX track, skatepark, paddle boat lagoon... We worth a visit for anyone in Quito. Also surrounded by three giant malls for this that would rather shop.
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