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Located on top of the Cerro El Panecillo, this imposing sculpture can be seen from any location in downtown Quito.
Gral Miller y Patagonia ( Cerro Panecillo), Quito 170150, Ecuador
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All reviews beautiful statue virgin mary big statue old town walk up lit up at night observation deck el panecillo hop on hop off bus great view of quito taxi driver surrounding mountains the main attraction entire city worth the trip take pictures aluminum
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This statue, including the base, is taller than the Christ in Brazil! Separating North and South Quito, it is a first showing the Virgin Mary with angelic wings. Made of aluminum, it is a beautiful sight to see

Thank 112traveler47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I drove up to the Virgen and happily paid $1 to park the car adjacent to the statue. The views give a strong impression of the city geography and there is a row of tourist souvenir stalls and a food area if that is what...More

Thank Brian R
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Overlooks all of Quito. That is very impressive. What is dismaying is the amount of graffiti in the area. People are taking very good care of the statue and the surrounding plants. But other things, such as the plaza where the statue is located, seem...More

Thank Jane Susan G
Reviewed 19 September 2018

The view of Quito from this lookout is amazing. At 3,035m/9,967 above sea level, you get to see all of the city and the surrounding mountains. If you're feeling fit you can walk up, but a taxi or the hop on/hop off bus is recommended.

Thank maria1nonblonde
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Apart from being sort of a challenging structural engineering project,the best views of Quito are from here. There is small museum inside the statue along with photos of various phases of the project installation. The statue is made of Aluminum! Across the main attraction, there...More

Thank S F
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Incredible expansive views of city and the surrounding mountains. One dollar to go up the inside to observation deck is well worth it. It is walkable from the Centro Historico, but the bus makes it easy.

Thank jc19602015
Reviewed 27 August 2018

El Panecillo guards the city, named Quito. Take a Hop On Hop Off Bus to reach this destination, early in the morning

Thank Veronica H
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

This review is a bit of a mixed bag. The best feature is the great view of Quito and surrounding volcanoes, and for this alone it is worth the trip up La Panecillo (little loaf of bread). You are at an elevation of around 10,000...More

Thank lobstaluva
Reviewed 20 August 2018

An up hill ride to visit the Virgin Mary sculptured in Aluminum. Superior view of the surrounding city.

Thank PABuckeyeFans
Reviewed 15 August 2018

The views from up here are totally worth the time and effort to get here. I looked at my phone and it was just shy of 10,000 ft altitude which was pretty cool. Great pano pictures. Highly recommend.

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Response from gammablaster | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I think the museum closes at 6h30 pm. So you'll have a chance to catch the sunset.
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