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La Virgen del Panecillo

Gral Miller y Patagonia ( Cerro Panecillo), Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 2-223-5993
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Quito by Night with Optional Dinner
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Located on top of the Cerro El Panecillo, this imposing sculpture can be seen from any location in downtown Quito.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“virgin mary” (11 reviews)
“old town” (28 reviews)
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Gral Miller y Patagonia ( Cerro Panecillo), Quito 170150, Ecuador
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"beautiful statue"
in 9 reviews
"virgin mary"
in 11 reviews
"old town"
in 28 reviews
"her feet"
in 3 reviews
"lit up at night"
in 3 reviews
"big statue"
in 3 reviews
"walk up"
in 11 reviews
"el panecillo"
in 12 reviews
"great view of quito"
in 7 reviews
"taxi driver"
in 7 reviews
"hop on hop off bus"
in 6 reviews
"quito city"
in 6 reviews
"climb the stairs"
in 4 reviews
"surrounding mountains"
in 5 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 4 reviews
"take pictures"
in 4 reviews
"aluminum"
in 20 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It a big sculpture were you have a very good look of the city. The guide will tell you how it was built and when

Thank B265
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can see this landmark high on the hill (Panecillo) from all over so it really helps you to orient yourself. We drove up there as part of the Quito City Tour Bus, and it was so nice that we could stop, get out, enjoy...More

Thank atmmyers
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From our hotel in the old town we took a taxi up to the statue for about $4.00. It is possible to walk but the journey would be hard and certainly not worth the saving. There may also be a risk to personal safety -...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is worth going to see up close. It's a beautiful statue and the views of Quito are breathtaking!

Thank fheagle
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This statue is seen from all over Quito especially when it is lit beautifully in the evenings. It was built in Spain in modular parts and was assembled here on the hill of Panecillo in 1973. It comprises 7000 pieces and is known as the...More

Thank Nesligul D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For nice views of the city this is the place, around the statue you can find local typical food and small souvenir stores. At the end of the afternoon is a little bit cool is better have a jacket.

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

A trip to Quito is not complete without coming to the Panecillo. You will learn the history of construction here while getting an overview of the church and monosteries that can be seen in beautiful Quito.

Thank cmlarsen01
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

The view of the city from the Panecillo hill is nice. The statue itself is rather ugly.Worth a visit.

Thank oly111
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

You can take a taxi up or walk the 847 (yes, I counted) steps up to the top of the hill to see the statue. There are also buses that will bring you there. If you walk up, the steps get narrower and in poorer...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

A very unique presentation of the Holy Mother along with beautiful views of the city....well worth the time to get here.

Thank Kathleen L
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14 February 2017|
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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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