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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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Best panoramic view of Quito The snow-capped volcanic mountains surrounding the city are visible from up here. Paid ticket $1

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Cairo, Egypt

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Best panoramic view of Quito The snow-capped volcanic mountains surrounding the city are visible from up here. Paid ticket $1

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

we stayed in Quito for some days and therefore as a must, we visited El Panecillo. Even as the view from the top over Quito is really nice, La Virgin for itself is a big monument where you should look to much in details. the view from the distance is much nicer in comparison to the closer details, but it's... More 

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california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Wonderful views of Quito worth the taxi ride. You can return to the center by bus. Probably best not to walk back down.

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Quito, Ecuador
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Watch your purse and take a taxi or bus, avoiding the rough neighborhoods surrounding the hill. Many vendors, many tourists, much noise, crowded at any time. Visit and then spend more time elsewhere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We didn't climb the statue but took photos from the outside in the afternoon. There was plenty of souvenirs to buy here but we didn't. It takes a longer drive by our guide to get here than to look around. Steel statue with a snake wrapped around her feet is pretty impressive.

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Blue Mountains NSW
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We visited this imposing statue of the winged virgin and saw the wonderful vista of the city of Quito & its surrounds as part of a city tour. It was really interesting to go up inside the statue and see how it was constructed from scaffolding & aluminium slabs. Our guide explained the history of the area and pointed out... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

You can take the stairs going up from the Historical Plaza but our Guide said that is not a good idea because that is where mugging occurs. So, take a taxi up and climb the statue. Here, you can see a panoramic view of the city.

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Quito, Ecuador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Please go at night but not alone. You will have the best views of the whole city ( North- South, East and West)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Great view and impressive monument. Quiet and reflective time spent there was a welcome contrast to. Quito noise pollution.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We visited this while on a Quito bus tour. The statue is very interesting, but you really should go for the view! There are a few vendors below the statue. I just avoided that area.

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Address: Address: Gral Miller y Patagonia ( Cerro Panecillo), Quito, Ecuador
Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito

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