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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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  • I think that the city of Quito is one of the most beautiful cities in Ecuador and also is the capital of our country, but it is a wonderful city because it has several places to visit on vacation with...  more »
  • I think that is bad, take a tour. I was a visitor on a tour. Kindly guide me to staff took me in a car, but the view from the Summit of Hong Kong was. On the Madonna of the mountain, that was built on sensual and pleasure speaking with you. I think if you go to Quito, please visit keep you want to place.
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  • Interesting to see quick visit because little to see on the site if it is the Virgin of Quito in the what can be mounted at his feet. Very nice view on Quito. Do not forget negotiating with your taxi that he wait 15 to 30 minutes
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  • Quick trip up by taxi (we were told it wasn't safe to walk) and we'll worth it. Great views of the city and I just love this statue.
  • Fantastic site, with a great view of the city.. Just dont send off the taxi, or you'll have to walk down (not recommended)
  • If you visit Quito, just make sure to hit this site, must go on your checklist: iconic, great views of Quito.
  • Excellent view and a very interesting aluminum sculpture. Worth paying to go in and see the stained glass and the walkway around the top.
  • Beautiful views of Quito - unfortunately you have to catch a cab up there because the surrounding streets are dangerous.