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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

This statue appears to watch over the city, visible both day and night. The bus or taxi journey up is somewhat convoluted, with twisting roads climbing the dome shaped mountain to the top. The alternative route by foot would no doubt prove exhausting. You can climb the steps inside the base of the sculpture to the viewing platform, but the views would differ little from the views at the base which extend our over the city. Many local stalls set up shop on the road around the statue to entice visitors. No visit to Quito would be complete without a visit to El Panecillo.

Thank Escape-overseas
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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

We followed the stairs up from Old Town and had great views of the city.
Definitely an interesting statue- The Virgin Mary waving with one hand, and using her other hand to hold on to a chained dragon that is pinned under her foot.

Although the walk has become safe, stick to daylight hours. We knew of a girl who got mugged after dark, the day we had climbed.
When we climbed there was a steady stream of walkers.

Thank Tom H
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Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

See the city vista spread out before you with the surrounding Mountainside. Magnificent sight. Statue of the Virgin is secondary. You can climb up the base of the Statue of for a slightly higher vantage point.

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Reviewed March 21, 2018

You have the best view of the historical center from here. The monument of the virgin is interesting and you can visit inside the virgin as well.

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Reviewed March 21, 2018

Very nice view of Quito. There are reasonable price local Ecuadorian food venders. Public rest room only $0.20

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