La Virgen del Panecillo, Quito

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Ranking as one of the highest statues in the world, La Virgen del Panecillo stands as an aluminum sculpture assembled with more than 7,000 pieces. Built to honor the Virgin Mary, the statue depicts a graceful, serene image complete with wings and floral halo. Since the statue’s completion in 1974, the image has served as an icon of the city and a top sightseeing attraction. Besides taking photos, you can also look for the plaque placed at the entrance of the monument that names its developers and designers. Use our Quito route planning tool to visit La Virgen del Panecillo on your trip to Quito, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This is one big sculpture that is not easily missed! It is on the mountainside east of the square. The main volcano is very close to it. The sculpture is one of the largest all aluminum (actually....  more »
  • Nice views of the city. Interesting story of Spanish adopting and combining native legends with Catholicism.  more »
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