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- 98%Local Culture
- 74%Family Travelers
- 51%History Buffs
- 51%Business Travelers
User Reviews (7 Reviews)
- El Panecillo Hill and MomumentMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jul 11, 2013
It's worth heading to the El Panecillo just to see how big it actually is. You can see it from almost anywhere in the city, but you don't get a real sense of scale until you actually visit. To be honest, I went there at night and it felt a little shady. I would never go in the evening without a friend or, better yet, a local with me. The place is also overrun with old, rundown carnival games and vendors trying to sell you things you don't need. The views, however, are pretty cool. You really get a sense of how big and sprawling the Quito Valley is.
- El Panecillo Hill and MomumentMay 02, 2013
A hill located in the middle west of the city at an altitude of about 9,895 ft above sea level. A 134.5 fttall aluminum monument of Quito's Madonna is visible from most of the city of Quito. Take a $3 taxi cab and you'll be there in about 10 minutes from your penthouse.
- El Panecillo Hill and MomumentMar 12, 2013
This statue without a doubt is one of the most symbolic things in this city, the only thing that sometimes is bad is getting to Panecillo because it is always with traffic, but in the night is something very beautiful, from the top of the mountain you have a very nice view, in the day and in the night.
- El Panecillo Hill and MomumentMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersGreen Travelers+ 1Jul 04, 2012
Quito's version of the Statue of Liberty - only it's a winged Virgin Mary rather than an incarnation of Egyptian Isis. Although I've spent years living in Quito, I actually only visited the statue once - on my first visit. It's a one-time kind of place - fantastic vistas of Quito and her surrounding volcanoes, but once you've seen it, you've seen it... The more special thing about El Panecillo is that you can see it from many places throughout the city. It's a great landmark, waypoint and reminder of the special place you are in.
- El Panecillo Hill and MomumentMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersLuxury Travelers+ 2Jul 04, 2012
This 200-high meter high hill allows for stunning views of the colonial and modern Quito. The site serves a reference for locals as it marks the division between the south and downtown. The peculiar replica of the ‘Virgin of Quito’ built with 7K pieces of aluminum stands stop of the hill. It is a good sight to explore.