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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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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 country of beautiful people. Have a great trip!