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Parque La Carolina

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Address: Entre Eloy Alfaro y De los Shirys & Naciones Unidas y Rio Amazonas, Quito, Ecuador

Largest park in the Quito

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Spend some time away from the bustle

Easy to get to by public transport. Great way to get some exercise- either by just walking around and admiring the artwork and whatever activities are happening, or using the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to get to by public transport. Great way to get some exercise- either by just walking around and admiring the artwork and whatever activities are happening, or using the great track used by walkers and joggers. The botanical gardens are fantastic.

Thank trvlgrrl_9
Quito, Ecuador
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an awesome place to have fun. You can just walk around with the dog, jog, play just about any sport or even rent a canoe and paddle! It's located in the best area in Quito for dining and shopping plus you get easy access to public transportation.

Thank hug0paul
Pacifica, California
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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

At the end of our Hop On Hop Off bus tour of Quito, we decided to walk from the north end of the park back to the south end where our hotel (Hostal La Rabida) was located. In this bustling city with minimal green space it was good to see how widely used this park is. There's a running track,... More 

Thank Gary E
Ibarra, Ecuador
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is one of the most important in the city, it is located in the commercial and financial center. It has exercise machines, running track, a lagoon, games for children, nursery and the best canine area. It is a very nice place, however, they lack more care and less trash. Recommended to go midweek in the early evening when... More 

1 Thank Andreds B
Montreal, Canada
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245 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a welcome relief in Quito. A huge park full of diverse activity and also just walking about and enjoying the trees and the people. A treasure for Quito and its folk and for us too!

Thank Fred B
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I mainly use the park to ride a bicycle around it in the reserved lanes from 4:30 am to 6:30 am but the park has been updated with excellent, well lit walkways, basketball courts and synthetic soccer fields. Stations for the Metro (Subway) are in construction at both ends of the park. Maintenance and safety are now both very good.

Thank Ecuabuckeye
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7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was so surprise last saturday I went to la Carolina to get some organic vegetables and found a brand new runway... it is a good quality way for people who love to go running. there were also brand new children spaces and overall a renewed experience at the park.

Thank Artius V
Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

The botanical Gardens here are definitely worth a visit. Amazing orchids and indigenous flowers and plants. Admission fee is $3.50US.

Thank 2_to_Tango
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

A place to get some greenery, relaxation in the middle of a busy, noisy city. It's the "Central Park" of Quito.

Thank Flufton
Toronto, Canada
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127 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

We started our day touring at these gardens. Lots of indigenous plants and the orchard house is phenomenal. It wasn't too hot and we just love the tropical flora and fauna.1 hour is sufficient

1 Thank FluffyToronto

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