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El Panecillo

Costado del Centro Historico, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 96 890 2961
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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old town” (50 reviews)
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Costado del Centro Historico, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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"virgin mary"
in 19 reviews
"old town"
in 50 reviews
"statue of liberty"
in 6 reviews
"walk up"
in 20 reviews
"high hill"
in 5 reviews
"viewing platform"
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"the double decker"
in 5 reviews
"tour bus"
in 14 reviews
"worth a trip"
in 7 reviews
"nice view of the city"
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"food stalls"
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"centro historico"
in 9 reviews
"climb the stairs"
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"hop on hop"
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"entire city"
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"surrounding mountains"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A taxi trip took us to this hilltop and it was incredible! Besides the enormous aluminium Virgin Mary, you can see for miles in every direction; there was a park, food stalls, a restroom and other stalls selling 'stuff'. Remarkable!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great views, great place for pictures of Quito and the Monumento a la Virgin de Quito. Many little shops around for WiFi’s.s

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great views of Quito. We walked to the top of Mary. Even though it was just my 1st day in Quito (coming from sea level) the walk up to the top was fine - no elevation issues. Definitely go here if you can!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous views of the entire city of Quito and the statue itself is beautiful up close. I went on a private tour and it was interesting to hear how the Virgin protects those she faces (generally the middle class) but turns her back on the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely view of the city from a high point on the hill. You can walk or take a taxi. Dont miss it at night.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came to the Panecillo twice, once as part of a night tour of Quito, and the other time on the hop-on-hop-off tour bus. The first time was a Friday night. We stayed for about half an hour. The view over Quito at night was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really worth going up and taking in the view of the city. A great place at sun rise or sunset. Take your camera and capture the city.

Thank vajulie
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is well worth a visit, the views of Quito are fabulous particularly on a clear day. Unfortunately, while we were there on a stop while using the hop on:hop off bus, the monument was closed for staff lunch so we couldn't get inside. There...More

Thank kevandlins
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went up fairly early and saw lots of police along the way. It was not a super easy hike as it has a lot of stone steps. Taking breaks along the way to take some deep breaths is how I did it. You get...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, best view of Quito and it's only $1 to climb up a level in the statue. Totally worth the dollar because you get an unobstructed view of the North and South city. Tell your cab driver to wait because the cabs were sparse. Our...More

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God_of_Small_Things7
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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