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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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