El Panecillo, Quito

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For unmatched views of the capital city and its neighboring volcanoes, climb to the top of El Panecillo. The hill stands 200 m (656 ft) high between south and central Quito and comes from volcanic origin. Reach the top by a set of stairs at the end of Calle Garcia Moreno, or opt for a relatively inexpensive cab ride to the summit. Atop the hill, admire the statue of the Virgin of Quito, built between 1955 and 1975. Locals will be quick to inform you that this is the only virgin statue that sports angel wings. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Quito trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • this massive staty is worth a stop. Although erected as late as in 1975, it was designed already back in the 19th century.  more »
  • Quito a beautiful city with different places to enjoy for enjoy and have a good time with the family. Four years ago I lived in Quito, for me it was a big but very beautiful city, had spaces to share....  more »
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  • Beautiful statute. Very stunning views. There are good food stands so you can try a few local dishes. You have to go through some shady neighborhoods to get there, so definitely take a cab.
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