El Panecillo, Quito

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For unmatched views of the capital city and its neighboring volcanoes, climb to the top of El Panecillo. The hill stands 200 m (656 ft) high between south and central Quito and comes from volcanic origin. Reach the top by a set of stairs at the end of Calle Garcia Moreno, or opt for a relatively inexpensive cab ride to the summit. Atop the hill, admire the statue of the Virgin of Quito, built between 1955 and 1975. Locals will be quick to inform you that this is the only virgin statue that sports angel wings. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Quito holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the El Panecillo and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • August 15, 2017
    I visited as part of a convenient city tour option from Quicentro. Nice way to explore the city as it offers hop on hop off options. The view from the top was impressive until I visited Telliferrico w...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Very interesting point and the view. A lot of wind too! The weekend was full. View of the entire region. It's worth it when you're strolling through the Central harness and climb.
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  • August 12, 2017
    It is highly recommended where to go. However, I recommend a taxi ride up there we have $5 bezahlt. Time however always reflected begged to going up there. so better watch his stuff. We are down gel-open after the visit. Were lots of stages and project76 legs trembled a moment. The way down is very nice. Especially can man still look of other perspectives on the city and the statue. On each case lohnentswert. Have fun
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