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El Panecillo

Costado del Centro Historico, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 96 890 2961
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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.
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  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“virgin mary” (18 reviews)
“old town” (44 reviews)
“flying kites” (4 reviews)
Costado del Centro Historico, Quito 170150, Ecuador
+593 96 890 2961
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Cool place; overlooking city…Hop on/off Bus is a good way to get there to see; stays at the location for 20-25 minutes before departing or you can stay a full hour for the next bus rotation. Interior includes two levels with history of monument and...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you are in Quito you must to go to El Panecillo! El Panecillo is a 200-metre-high hill of volcanic-origin, with loess soil, located between southern and central Quito. Its peak is at an elevation of 3,016 metres above sea level. The original name was...More

Thank GiovannaPuente
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our guide said this Madonna statue is the largest aluminum sculpture in the world. The view of Quito are stunning--a 360 degree panorama of the city. We went here before visiting the old city, then noticed the Madonna's commanding presence when were were in the...More

Thank RichardinOhio
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hill at the south end of Quito Old Town topped by an aluminium madonna. The views from the top of the Madonna are worth every cent of the $1 admission, even on an overcast or rainy day. On a clear, dry day you would be...More

1  Thank walkjivefly
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perched above the old city, this religious symbol can be seen from the alter in the Bascilica. One can climb the interior staircase for beautiful views.

Thank Elizabeth A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the top of this small hill are marvellous views of Quito as the city spreads out, with the historical centre directly below. Home of the huge hollow statue of the Virgin of Quito which you can climb up for 1$ and take in the...More

1  Thank simply-peregrinating
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take a taxi or hop on / hop off to get there. Walking is just not worth that much effort. The views of the city are great. Pictures of the statue itself are much better from a distance. Plenty of tourist type shops nearby.

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

El Panecillo is a round mount that rise from the Quito old town that reached over 3000 meters. The architecture of the road that leads to the top is very interesting and the view is worth the effort. The statue of the Virgin of over...More

Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed my time here with lots of locals mixed with tourists visiting. It was on a Sunday when everyone was out flying kites and eating yummy food. There was a traditional Ecuadorian dance group I the upper deck area. The restaurant that has a...More

1  Thank shereenbourne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best views of Quito. Go on a sunny day. Do not be tempted to walk up to the top of the hill where the statue is located. It is very unsafe from a personal security perspective. Take a taxi. You can then...More

Thank ozseeker
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Do they have fixed hours to go to the top of the Statue? Or is it allowed 24 hours? I am planning to go to El Panecillo in the evening time and want to be able to climb to the top of the Statue as well.
18 October 2016|
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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.