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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 tour planner 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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  • Surrounded by the city on top of a small mountain is La Virgin del Panecillo and "scout out over the city. The view is amazing in all directions and that is the most amazing restaurants off the hillside. If one is to the more "local tursitet" food, there is also a food market behind the monument.
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  • It is a very Nice spot to view the city and the mountain around but beware there is some pickpoket waiting for you if you travel alone and are the type of person to be far away of the crowd. 
  • An attraction of the curious (I recommend that you read before his legend and construction) where you can see Quito in 360 °. Night lights and can be seen from any part of the city.
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