El Panecillo is a landmark that can be seen from many parts of the city. A trip up is worth the view. Take a cab. Walking up the hill is still considered somewhat risky even in the day.You can buy stuff,eat or just gawk at the 360 degree views.
We went as part of a city bus tour and I was disappointed we didn't have more time here. We didn't get to go inside the statue, which looked amazing. If you go, spend some time here, not just a brief stop. I'm sure there was lots to learn.
This is a hill in Quito's historic district. At its top there is a big statue of the Virgin Mary. El Panecillo, which means a small bread, due to the shape of the hill, is about 200m above the downtown area. We went there as part of a hop-on, hop-off bus ride, which stops for 30 minutes at the top... 更多
Panecillo is gorgeous and so beautiful, but also walking up to it also makes whole experience unique. Some people say that it is not safe to walk to the statue, but especially if you are not alone and if it is not dark outside, you are completely fine. There is an amazing view of the city when walking. But beware... 更多
They say that the Virgin of Panecillo protects the Northern side of Quito, and has her back on the South of Quito. I beg to differ I believe she's leading the South of Quito. 360 views of Quito and above all the Centro Historico/Downtown area, at night you can sample street food. Beware of going up the stairs from downtown,... 更多
Panecillo is immaculate during christmas time. The lights are bright in the sky and many festivity seekers travel to Panecillo to view the spectacle at night.