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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There were lots of great food stalls at the top and it looks impressive. We were advised that walking up is a bad idea, not just cause it's very steep, but the neighbourhood isn't great for tourists. So getting up by taxi is probably the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Graham R
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's worth it to go to the top and have canellaso (traditional sweet alcoholic drink) at night with friends outside from the stalls! During the holidays there are fun decorations and a market up top. Best reached with a car to take you up, but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LaurenceLeBlanc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Climb to the top of the monument of la virgen del panecillo and enjoy the traditional food at the restaurants area. Bring windbreaker!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ramiroadrian91
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There weren't a lot of people there when we went, so we got our taxi to wait for ~5 minutes while we had a quick photo stop. I would only go if you have the time. Teleferico is more spectacular, and a good view is...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Possum_Traveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Viewing Quito from the top of this mountain is a fantastic way to get a panoramic perspective of how large this city is, and the growth it has endured. Seeing the Virgin Del Panecillo up close is also extremely impressive, as you get a true...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 11kb11
Reviewed July 13, 2019 via mobile

great view of quito. nice statue made of aluminum. lots of souvenir and food small shops. 20 min is more than enough.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Ralf125
Reviewed July 7, 2019

Highly recommend taking a taxi up to the statue as it is a steep climb at altitude. There is a $1 fee to go up the pedestal of the statue which I think is worth it as you get some local information and even better...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Heidi S
Reviewed July 4, 2019

There are 2 ways to get to El Panecillo. You can climb the steps (I believe about 600 of them) or taxi up to the top.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Alan D
Reviewed July 3, 2019 via mobile

I remember seeing a Russel Crowe movie years ago that featured the statue of the Virgin of El Panecillo during the beginning credits. It was so beautiful and intriguing that it really peaked my interest in visiting Ecuador and I'm very fortunate I had the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank GdubbaU
Reviewed June 24, 2019 via mobile

El Panecillo is a stunning landmark in Quito and getting to see the aluminum statue up close is really amazing. Also great views of north, south, east and west Quito.

Date of experience: June 2019
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PollyKapow
May 27, 2019|
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Response from heyjudithz | Reviewed this property |
You should be fine in the daytime. I would probably want a running partner after dark, but I am ultra-cautious. May I add that I have visited three times and have NEVER felt unsafe anywhere in Ecuador. It is a beautiful... More
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MyEyesOrYours
September 2, 2018|
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Response from Oscar V | Reviewed this property |
You can certainly take an Uber up to the Panecillo. If you do not have good cell phone coverage, you can try and find wifi hot spot to get online.
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October 17, 2016|
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Response from Middlemiss | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not 24 hrs. To be honest the view from the base of the statue is worthwhile.
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