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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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My partner and I always run a half marathon every weekend wherever we are in the world. We are so glad that we incorporated El Panacillo into our run. It’s quite a hike uphill and we felt the burn every step. We started before sunrise...More
We decided to hike up to El Panecillo, there were lots of stairs and took us probably 45 mins in leisurely pace.
Great view on the way up but definitely not a popular option. We saw one other tourist on our way, I probably won't...More
The views from here help you to appreciate the size and spread of the city - 55km bu 8 km, it is huge. topped by a 41M tall statue of La Virgen De Quito which you can climb up for a better view.
Take a taxi directly to the base of this structure. For $1, you can walk up a winding stairway inside the structure and you'll be on a platform in the middle of the structure for beautiful city views. We wend early morning - around 9am....More
El Panecillo - I did NOT actually climb up the hill to see this close up but I took pictures of it from almost every location in Historical Quito. It sits at the end of Venezuela St. 180 degrees from the Basilica at the other...More
I visited here on a short trip to Quito and enjoyed it. The hill on which the statue sits offers great vies in all directions and the statue is impressive. There are also stalls with souvenirs and while I didn’t have time to visit, they...More