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Address: Gral Miller y Patagonia ( Cerro Panecillo), Quito, Ecuador
Description: 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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Amazing views!

Many reviews suggest that you should drive to the statue, but if you want to be rewarded with increasing amazing views, take the time to climb the (many) stairs from Quito city... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Many reviews suggest that you should drive to the statue, but if you want to be rewarded with increasing amazing views, take the time to climb the (many) stairs from Quito city centre. It's not a task for the unfit, but as you climb you get better and better views of the city and surrounding area. By the time you... More 

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Washington, DC
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215 attraction reviews
2,470 helpful votes 2,470 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

You can see her from almost any place in the City and you can get some great photos if you have a zoom lense from the Plaza of San Francisco. We were running out of time so we opted not to take the trip up, but the statue is definitely impressive from a distance.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is a very large ,multifaceted statue .A lot of detail went in to the design as it was taken from Revelations . I liked the Star crown ,and dragon , all the panels are numbered inside for construction .Nice view point of the valley on a clear day go in the morning to avoid rain or clouds also take... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I took a city tour and was able to spend an hour here. It was only a dollar to climb to the top, where not only you could take tons of pictures of the city, but you could read about and see pictures of the erecting of this statue. There are also many very pretty stain glass windows in the... More 

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St Marys, GA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

really nice view of city even on an overcast day. The Aluminum statue is wonderful to see and our private guide pointed out the different areas of the city and gave us the story behind the statue. There is a small area behind where vendors sell food and there are some Banos.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This is Quito's version of Christ the Redeemer. While it is not as magnificent as Christ the Redeemer it is still a wonderful landmark that you can see from all over the city.

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Quito, Ecuador
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This aluminum structure is a landmark of Quito. Views from the top of the hill are great, it will give you a very good idea of the real size of this city. I recommend going there in private transportation as a bit hard to get there walking and I believe there is no public transportation getting there. Go there before... More 

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Baden, Switzerland
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35 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

When I left the hostel I thought im not going due to the clouds. At Santo Domingo I decided to go anyway. I took a taxi. I woulfnt recommend to walk. Not just for safety reason i guess there are better hikes in the area. The view was not perfect but still amazing and as I will be staying for... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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75 reviews 75 reviews
43 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I went by car and I was told that it's not safe to go by foot being a tourist. The Statue itself is not beautiful but the view you can have from there gives you a perfect idea of the size of the city

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Since you see her from almost every place in Quito you may as well see her up close. We were told that it was not safe to walk up so we took the hop-on/hop-off tour bus which stopped for about half an hour at the top which was plenty of time to take photos.

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