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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.
Costado del Centro Historico, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 96 890 2961
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Reviewed 6 days ago

To get there from the old town take Garcia Moreno street also called " calle de las siete cruces " till the end towards the hill, at the end we see many stairs, go always through the stairs even if the people say to take...More

Thank Ricardo R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take a cab or Uber up there! Remember on the top is low cellphone coverage! The view at night is amazing! Go up to the monument, it’s a well spend dollar.

Thank PmvD1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth it. But this is a warning to anyone like me who reads all the reviews and still goes the cheap/local way..... Don’t try the hike up the stairs unless there’s at least 3 or 4 of you, its not worth it. I did...More

Thank unordinary_traveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recommend getting up here not just to see the Virgin up close (though she looks imprisoned by chains or like a scary giant, take your pick) but for wonderful views over Quito and the surrounding area. Here's how to get there and kill two...More

Thank Jack H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful to see the Virgin Mary up close after seeing her from all over the city. Made all of aluminum it is massive in size & impressive. The views surrounding are incredible to see. There is a placard which shows the mountains & landmarks. The...More

Thank Debra C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove up El Panecillo for the views over the old town and the surrounding areas. The big aluminium copy of the Virgen serves as a beacon for orientation.

Thank Lucie L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By going to the overlook at El Panecillo you will get a view of the total area as well as the story of why this is the only virgin with wings and the story of the wood carver who made the original which is in...More

Thank TravlinWee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must do in Quito. Just accept it and go, you won't be disappointed. It's a great view of the city, cheap, and a fun way to spend a morning. I'd suggest don't be tempted to walk. It's very, very steep and the...More

Thank ChaseSq
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice place to view the city, though not as good as the Teleferico. It costs $1 to enter, but you can't see much more than from the bottom of the monument. We were warned not to walk up because of pickpockets. We...More

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Nice view and impressive monument overlooking the entire City. Take the double-deck bus and will take you up to the top.

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Response from travelrads | Reviewed this property |
unknown we were on a private tour
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Response from Middlemiss | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not 24 hrs. To be honest the view from the base of the statue is worthwhile.