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Quito City Tour and Middle of the World
"This interesting city tour goes through diverse neighborhoods for a look at both colonial and modern Quito and to visit the top Quito attractions such as historic plazas churches and colonial buildings like the Independence Square the Presidential Palace the Archbishop Palace the Municipal Building (City Hall) and the Cathedral. The visit to Compañia Church cannot be missed because this is one of the most impressive churches of Latin America. Afterwards we will go to the San Francisco Church
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Quito City Sightseeing Tour Including Teleférico Cable Car Ride and Volcano Hike
Quito City Sightseeing Tour Including Teleférico Cable Car Ride and Volcano Hike"Departing from your Quito hotel you'll embark on a journey that lets you discover some of Quito's top attractions. First visit Panecillo Hill which allows for panoramic views of the city. Don't forget to bring your camera! The tour will then continue on to the Basilica Church and to the “San Juan Mirador” from where you'll have a beautiful sight of Quito's colonial center. Stroll through the colonial streets and get a glimpse at the old city's top attractions including Independence Plaza the Cathedral and the Government’s Palace. You'll also visit La Ronda Street The Company Church
From $128.00
 
Colonial Quito City Tour Including El Panecillo
"This interesting city tour goes through diverse neighborhoods to get to know both colonial and modern Quito. We will visit top Quito attractions such as historic plazas churches and colonial buildings like the Independence Square the Presidential Palace the Archbishop Palace the Municipal Building (City Hall) and the Cathedral. A visit to Compañia Church cannot be missed because this is one of the most impressive churches of entire Latin America. After we will bring a visit to the Francisco Church
From $75.00

El Panecillo - La Virgen de Quito Tips (31)

Beautiful view

El Panecillo is quite close to the city center so easy to get to. Don't go walking though! That's not so safe. The most special thing about going up here for me is that I finally had a good overview...
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NadineQuito
Jan 06, 2015

Virgin Monument

On top of El Panecillo, there is the silver winged virgin monument that you can see from most vantage points in Quito. We didn't bother making the journey to see her, accounts about walking there...
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Dabs
Jun 23, 2014

La Virgen de Quito on El Panecillo

I visited El Panecillo for the first time in June 2011and I have written more about it here. However, I visited again in July 2013 and this time I went inside the base of the statue. La Virgen de...
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MalenaN
May 25, 2014

El Panecillo

It is impossible to miss the hill known as El Panecillo , topped by its statue of the Virgen de Quito who watches over and protects the city. Although not high in comparison with the volcanoes among...
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toonsarah
Jan 12, 2013

El Panecillo

El Panecillo, which means the Little Bread Loaf, is a small round hill south of Centro Histórico. On top of El Panecillo there is a big statue of La Virgen de Quito. The statue has got wings like an...
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MalenaN
Nov 25, 2011

La Virgen de Quito

From here you will get a beautiful view of old Quito. You can get up to the Mirador which is to the bottom the the feet of the Virgen but you are still high enough to see at a distance. Take a taxi...
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malianrob
Aug 30, 2010

Virgen de Quito

El Panecillo is a hill to the south of Quito’s historical Colonial centre that is most noticeable for the large Virgin of Quito statue atop it. The statue was constructed in the 1970s and watches over...
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mikey_e
Aug 20, 2010

La Virgen De Quito

Looking out over Quito, this 148 foot tall Virgin Mary statue sits upon Panecillo Hill. The statue is beautiful, as are the views of the city from the top of the hill. Items of literature are on...
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lemondrop
Aug 05, 2009

Go up Quito's Aluminum 134ft Winged Virgin!

Even during the night when I arrived from the airport, I could already see the well lighted 134-foot Winged Virgin of the Apocalypse, located on Panecillo Hill (literally means “little bread” and...
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jumpingnorman
Jan 30, 2009

the city symbol

Before the Spanish Conquistadores gave it this funny name, Panecillo – “little bread roll” - was called Yavirac and locals had built a temple to worship their god, the Sun. In 1976 by order of the...
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elsadran
May 19, 2008

El Panecillo

El Panecillo means "little bread loaf" in Spanish and that's an apt way to describe the hill on the southern edge of the Old Town. It's topped by at statue of the Virgen de Quito and can be accessed...
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acemj
May 04, 2008

Panecillo

The hill in central Quito was named "Panecillo," or "the roll" due to its shape. At 3000 meters (almost 10,000 feet) above sea level, it offers a panoramic view of Quito and all its natural beauty. On...
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b1bob
Nov 19, 2007
 
 
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"Quito - Capital of Ecuador"
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Things to Do Near El Panecillo - La Virgen de Quito

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Mitad del Mundo

Although a only short distance from Quito, it is very arid here. Be sure to bring sunglasses and sunscreen. The admission price is higher than others have reported: $3. There is an ethnologic...
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