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La Virgin del Panecillo, Quito

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Monument Tourist Spot
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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  • Tourists arrive to the place all the time, but the view is something amazing. It has a small fair for shopping
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  • This is a wonderful place for city views. From all vantage points you can see the city below and you can grab a snack or just take it all in!  more »
  • Woth going on a clear day for a overall view of the city. Really nice place to sit and contemplate the view.  more »

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Most visitors to Quito choose to stay in La Mariscal, a touristy neighborhood filled with guesthouses, restaurants, and bars. This area is also the town's nightlife hub, drawing a young crowd of revelers from around the world. If you prefer less noise, look for a bed in La Foresta, a quieter and less crowded alternative just a few blocks away from popular entertainment opportunities. For upscale sleeping options head to the old town, boasting many of Quito's top hotels in some of its prettiest buildings.
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