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“Unique” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Panecillo

El Panecillo
Costado del Centro Historico, Quito, Ecuador
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Private Tour: Quito City with Lunch
Ranked #31 of 99 Attractions in Quito
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Owner description: 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.
Quito
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Unique”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

There are several restaurants on the slopes of the panecillo, where you can have a spectacular lunch and view of the city of Quito.

Visited December 2011
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Hackensack, New Jersey
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“Impressive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Very impressive statute and nice view of Quito. If you go up by taxi, have taxi wait for you as taxis rarely come up that way.

Visited February 2012
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Fort Worth, Texas
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“Great View of Quito but Beware”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

El Panecillo provides a great view of Quito and you can get up close to the statue of the angel over-looking the historical district of the city.

There is a route to walk up but this is not a good neighborhood to walk through, particularly if you are a foreigner. Take a reputable taxi, if they will take you up there. By reputable I mean one that you know is legal and registered. Taxi sequestering is a reality in Quito. I personally would recommend that you do not take the risk of visiting this hill and statue. You can get excellent views of the city from various point, particularly the beautiful Basilica.

Visited August 2011
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Juneau, Alaska
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“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

From the historical Panecillo hill you can view the entire city, Quito's modern North and its massive South. There are layers of history here dating back to the Incans, but the current attraction aside from the view, is the Statue of Liberty style (not size) Virgin statue. For $1 it is possible to go inside and view historical as well as religious images, but the best part is the wrap around deck at the foot of the statue.

Visited June 2012
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Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
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“only view to south Quito is amazing there”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

only view to south Quito is amazing there. the rest - nothing really impressive. BTW, the surrounding area has quite bad criminal reputation, consider taking taxi if you go there. The hill itself is originally called Yarvic, but seems like few locals know it.

Visited November 2011
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