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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.
Costado del Centro Historico, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worth the trip up to the top. Spectacular views and great fun in the evenings with an almost carnaval atmosphere of small shops and people.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JRRobertson
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I went there using a hop on hop off bus (USD 15 for an adult). It has an amazing view of Quito. It is definately worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank EPANsantos
Reviewed 1 week ago

The virgin statue looks better from a distance but is still quite impressive. Vendors aplenty at the top for food and drink. Sweeping views of Quito well worth the $3.00 taxi fare.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dana G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got mugged by men wielding knives. Do not go here ever perhaps just avoid Quito and possibly Ecuador in general. Not safe.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must in the city, amazing sculpture and then beautiful views all around the city in every direction.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chillipepper0713
Reviewed December 10, 2018

Beautiful statues of the Virgin Mary overlooking the city of Quito. You have a panoramic view of the city and the sunset is amazing as it sets on the Andes

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nicole L
Reviewed December 8, 2018

El Panecillo offers nice view over Quito especially on a sunny day. You will find also the statue of Virgen del Panecillo on the top. If possible visiti it on a sunny day.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank barbara_uNovaGorica
Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit on a clear day. Views for miles! There are jewelry vendors up top that will custom make a ring for $5. It’s also beautiful at night but you have to be cautious because of potential dangers from opportunistic people.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vivian R
Reviewed December 5, 2018

from the city of quito you can have a nice view of El Panecillo. it was very calm and quiet around there

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank paulanaestradadavida
Reviewed November 27, 2018

Good place and view and many options for food and drinks in the area, but it can take a while to find a taxi unless you call one via phone or app.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Micrurusspixii
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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.
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.