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La Virgin del Panecillo

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Address: Gral Miller y Patagonia ( Cerro Panecillo), Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Located on top of the Cerro El Panecillo, this imposing sculpture can be...

Located on top of the Cerro El Panecillo, this imposing sculpture can be seen from any location in downtown Quito.

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Great Views of Quito

It's a bit of a trek to get to from downtown but it's well worth jt for the mesmerising views of Quito and the surrounding mountains. It's a nice monument, striking to look at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Melbourne, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Quito city bus tour stops here for half an hour (or longer is you wish to wait for next bus..Huge metal statute on top of very high hill. Souvenir vendors, food stalls, lots of people milling around.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a bit of a trek to get to from downtown but it's well worth jt for the mesmerising views of Quito and the surrounding mountains. It's a nice monument, striking to look at with a small plaza or park around it where you can have a drink or an ice cream. Good photo opportunity and all in all a... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed going up to see La Virgin del Panecillo. It's really a beautiful statue and different than how you typically see the Virgin Mary. I thought it was very interesting. The views of the city were great! I believe that this is something within Quito that you should take the time to see.

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San Francisco
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This statue is unusual, because it's made of aluminum plates. Its location above Quito offers the visitor wonderful panoramic views of the city.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing all aluminum sculpture that stands on top of El Panecillo hill in Quito. It's a copy of a much smaller statue in San Francisco church. It has both a traditional and modern feel at the same time. Worth a look.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I are walkers and enjoy spending days walking around new cities and taking in the sites. We talked to our hotel staff about walking up to a Virgin del Panecillo verses taking a tour or bus. The staff was very clear about not going up there on our own. I have read many of the reviews from... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were taken here on a 1/2 day tour. It gives a reasonable view of the city although the teleferico is better. It's a large statue. There are also things for sale at the top out of little trucks - handicrafts etc

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Take the red bus tour and see most of Quito. They stop here for 30 minutes and you can admire the magnificent views of the city if not fogged in which is often the case in Quito. There was a great musician there and we bought his CD.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Standing proud over Quito it's quite an attraction, a bit of a way out of town so when you get up there you have views all over the city. It is a great statue and you can climb up to the top. It has attracted a lot local craft stalls and musicians but that just adds to the whole atmosphere.

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Titusville, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The statue is atop a hill over looking the valley and Quito. It is a popular spot for visitors The views are grand but mostly of area with high construction and heavily populated

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