El Panecillo

El Panecillo, Quito: Address, Phone Number, El Panecillo Reviews: 4.5/5

El Panecillo
4.5
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Resembling a type of small bread (panecillo), this hill makes an excellent observation point over Quito and features La Virgen del Panecillo, a majestic sculpture that can be seen from any location in the city.
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Grandmaoftwinsx2
Utah153 contributions
Winged Virgin that protects Quito
Nov 2021
The Winged Virgin Statue stands tall on Panecillo Hill and can be seen from almost anywhere in Quito. Made of Aluminum she glitters in the sunlight as she holds the chain which represents control over the serpent/snake which is the devil. The Moon represents Fertility and he outstretched hand represents prosperity. She has 12 stars on her crown for the 12 apostles of Christ. Beautiful place to look out over all of Quito.
Written 6 December 2021
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Bill
Rome, GA17 contributions
Great view of the city
May 2021 • Couples
Very nice statue high on a hill over looking the city. Great views and some local venders there as well. Well worth the taxi ride.
Written 25 June 2021
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hjoyo
Ventura, CA142 contributions
Amazing
Feb 2021 • Family
This was not on our things to see in Quito List, but our driver told us we should not miss it. He was correct, she is so beautiful and awe inspiring. The top of the park was fun to walk around and we tried a few local Ecuadorian foods. We went up to the top and the views were incredible. Beautiful.
Written 25 February 2021
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Jeri F
Tulsa, OK240 contributions
Famous statue built of aluminum pieces.
Dec 2020
The Winged Virgin statue was built in 1976 and is on a hill near the Calle de Ronda. I think you can get in the base and I don't remember if we just didn't have time. There are some tourist and food vendors on the grounds.
Written 1 February 2021
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,281 contributions
Great Part of Quito!
Jan 2021 • Couples
We definitely enjoyed wondering the streets of Quito, but there was definitely something unique and significant about wondering right around this huge statue of the Virgin Mary.
Written 22 January 2021
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michael c
Stockholm, Sweden1,048 contributions
Impressive
Oct 2020
this massive staty is worth a stop. Although erected as late as in 1975, it was designed already back in the 19th century.
Written 15 October 2020
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Elizabeth M
Ibarra, Ecuador7 contributions
beautiful place in Quito
Nov 2019
Quito a beautiful city with different places to enjoy for enjoy and have a good time with the family.
Four years ago I lived in Quito, for me it was a big but very beautiful city, had spaces to share with family or friends. I did not know this city, but my uncle lived there, he took me to know various places for example the carolina park, el recreo shopping center, quicentro sur and el panecillo.
The place I liked the most was el panecillo. because I didn't know what it was and when we went I saw that el panecillo was a very big angel.
I don't remember the way to go but I can say that it is very cute, in the angel there a door to enter a museum, and while we walked we went up until we went out to a balcony, from there you can see a beautiful landscape of Quito, houses, buildings and mountains.
Also, you can find people from other countries because this is a tourist place in Quito.
If you don't know el panecillo, I recommend you go with your family or friends to enjoy a beautiful landscape, for me it is an experience that I will always remember.
Written 3 October 2020
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Faye G
Brea, CA501 contributions
What a monument!
Feb 2020
Don't miss a chance to wander around this monument. It is so stunningly beautiful. My husband did the climb up to the observation area. Not an easy climb, so be in good health if you do it. There were little shops in the area with inexpensive souvenirs.
Written 8 July 2020
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,766 contributions
Panorama View of the City
Sep 2019 • Solo
This is a 200m high hill overlooking the city of Quito. Popular with locals as well. Great place for panorama views of the city.
Written 7 June 2020
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1234texas
Seabrook, TX2,189 contributions
You will see this from everywhere in the city--it is big!
Apr 2020
If I remember right this is one of the largest aluminum sculptures in the world. It dominates the skyline ad is set off by the surrounding volcanoes. From a distance, it is very attractive. We didn't have time to get up to see it more closely.
Written 12 May 2020
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