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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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  • Beautiful views... has a place to make purchases of products traditional and has an area of meals typical. The Virgin is impressive beautiful lighting
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  • The view from the roll is very good, you can take a beautiful panoramic photos from the historical center of Quito. A night was going towards the roll and took some photos that then sensed that had something that not vi before... a UFO.
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  • A monument with a small "Museum" inside, can upload and see the city with great views. There are also food stalls.
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