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El Panecillo

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Address: Costado del Centro Historico, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Resembling a type of small bread (panecillo), this hill makes an excellent...

Resembling a type of small bread (panecillo), this hill makes an excellent observation point over Quito and features La Virgen del Panecillo, a majestic sculpture that can be seen from any location in the city.

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Panecillo is gorgeous and so beautiful, but also walking up to it also makes whole experience unique. Some people say that it is not safe to walk to the statue, but especially if... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Panecillo is gorgeous and so beautiful, but also walking up to it also makes whole experience unique. Some people say that it is not safe to walk to the statue, but especially if you are not alone and if it is not dark outside, you are completely fine. There is an amazing view of the city when walking. But beware... More 

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Quito
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They say that the Virgin of Panecillo protects the Northern side of Quito, and has her back on the South of Quito. I beg to differ I believe she's leading the South of Quito. 360 views of Quito and above all the Centro Historico/Downtown area, at night you can sample street food. Beware of going up the stairs from downtown,... More 

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Otavalo, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Panecillo is immaculate during christmas time. The lights are bright in the sky and many festivity seekers travel to Panecillo to view the spectacle at night.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

It is a 360 surround view and a must see for scenery alone. The statue - no so much. There are souvenirs and food but not the best choices as these things can be found elsewhere.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We took the Hop-on-hop-off bus up to El Panecillo and got to enjoy walking around and inside. Very cool. We were there at Christmas time so there was "the world's largest nativity" set up too. Later that evening we went to a restaurant high up in the hills and watched the sun set behind her and the nativity light up.... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Every time I am in Quito I go up to El Panecillo. You can go up to a balcony on the statue and enjoy spectacular views of Quito.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Imposing 45m high statue of the Virgin Mary. It sits atop El Panecillo hill. Also take the time to see it from the steeple of La Basilica. The Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour stops on the hill for 20 minutes, and does drop offs and pick ups at La Basilica.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Price to get on is $2 and totally worth it. Great view and history of the build. Nice in the morning and at night! Lots of souvenir tents!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

THe panecillo is a beautiful overlook of the city. A short taxi ride and a half an hour of wandering completes the trip. Signs indicate some of sights, but they are old and difficult to read so I recommend reading up a bit before you go if you wanna understand what you are looking at. If not, the view is... More 

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Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We went to this place with the hop on hop off bus ($15 per person). There are a lot of food stores which really nice. You can see the town. The statue is nice to see but overall the place is not really special.

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