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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.
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Costado del Centro Historico, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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This is a hill which overlooks Quito. It is topped with a huge statue of The Virgin Mary and can be seen from the city even at night, when the statue is bathed in white light. The hill (shaped like a loaf of bread) is at Quito’s southern end (close to Old Town) and can be
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El Panecilo is elevated above the city of Quito and it is a bit of a drive to get there but when you arrive at the top you get great views of Quito. The statue is very unique and interesting.
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probably the coolest symbol of a city ever. taller than Christ the redeemer and visible from almost anywhere in the city.
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Do not spend your hard-earned money on taxis - there is a public bus going all the way up at the cost of $0.25. If you are over 65 it will cost you $0.12
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This relatively, clean tourist attraction was accessed using the hop on/off bus during our recent visit to Quito. Up close, the statue is impressive and well constructed. Easy stairs let you walk around and admire the immensity of its footprint. Nice looking food stalls are set
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