Plaza Santo Domingo
Church of Santo Domingo
The Plaza Santo Domingo is beautiful in the evening, when the domes of the 17th-century Church of Santo Domingo, on the southeast side...
Museo Dominicano Fray Pedro Bedón
On Plaza Santo Domingo, this museum has a pretty garden cloister and a fine assortment of colonial religious art.
Iglesia de Santo Domingo
A fabulous Gothic-like altar dominates the inside of the Iglesia de Santo Domingo, and the original wooden floor was replaced not long...
This excellent theater and dance group, currently in La Ronda on weekend nights, presents Andean dance performances. You can also...
Bohemia Cafe & Pizza
Feel like a Quiteño at this tiny spot on happening (on weekend nights) La Ronda where the wonderfully energetic owner will greet you...
Plaza Santo Domingo information
Plaza Santo Domingo, near the southwest end of Calle Guayaquil, is a regular haunt for street performers. Crowds of neighborhood quiteños fill the plaza to watch pouting clowns and half-cocked magicians do their stuff. The plaza is beautiful in the evening, when the domes of the 17th-century Iglesia de Santo Domingo , on the southeast side of the plaza, are floodlit. It's worth a look inside for the Moorish ceiling, the wood carvings and the silver throne in the main altar. It must have been an inspiring place to study philosophy when the Colegio Mayor de San Fernando was housed here during colonial times. Next door, the Museo Dominicano Fray Pedro Bedón , has a pretty garden cloister and a fine assortment of colonial religious art.