La Virgin del Panecillo, Quito

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Ranking as one of the highest statues in the world, La Virgin del Panecillo stands as an aluminum sculpture assembled with more than 7,000 pieces. Built to honor the Virgin Mary, the statue depicts a graceful, serene image complete with wings and floral halo. Since the statue’s completion in 1974, the image has served as an icon of the city and a top sightseeing attraction. Besides taking photos, you can also look for the plaque placed at the entrance of the monument that names its developers and designers. Use our Quito route planning tool to visit La Virgin del Panecillo on your trip to Quito, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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 Q...  more »
  • The monument of el Panecillo is another viewpoint, of the many that has been in Quito, because the city's kind located in a "busted" and the edges all occupied by dwellings of various ways. It's really cool to see the statue, 45 m, from various points of the city, especially at night when it is illuminated.
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