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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 2 days 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We also enjoyed a lunch at the Pims restaurant at the base of El Panecillo with a beautiful view of Quito.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank r4fam2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To get there from the old town take Garcia Moreno street also called " calle de las siete cruces " till the end towards the hill, at the end we see many stairs, go always through the stairs even if the people say to take...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ricardo R
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Take a cab or Uber up there! Remember on the top is low cellphone coverage! The view at night is amazing! Go up to the monument, it’s a well spend dollar.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PmvD1
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth it. But this is a warning to anyone like me who reads all the reviews and still goes the cheap/local way..... Don’t try the hike up the stairs unless there’s at least 3 or 4 of you, its not worth it. I did...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank unordinary_traveller
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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.