As we were leaving noticed there is a restaurant there. It makes for a nice picture break. Tons of little stalls selling stuff, and a couple independent dudes selling necklaces on a blanket. Never checked prices. Nice view. Best way to go is on the Hop on Hop Off Bus.
We opted not to view the El Panecillo through a tour but on our own, which was just fine. We planned our trip around the other activities we had planned for the day (self guided tours of churches etc. in the historical district) and spent about an hour and a half there. We took a taxi up to the monument... 更多
This statue is made of aluminum and high on a mountain top to look over the city. It is just beautiful to see her. She is part of a tour package, that goes to many sites
You've got to go up to see this iconic statue instantly recognizable as "Quito" - don't just look at her from a distance. Go inside. Read the history. Admire the stained glass. Learn how she was made. And what she represents. And of course, enjoy the views looking out over the city from her vantage point. Wonderful.
Parking is tight here but the view is glorious. Souvenirs are for sale and sometimes there are people in costume for your entertainment. It's possible to climb up inside the statue for even better views.
We had the opportunity to visit the above - if you are in the old city, your eyes will have been drawn to this & you will see the city from another view. The climb by car is interesting itself. There is a small charge for going inside - but it is very attractive in design & well worth the... 更多
I would not recommend expending much energy trying to get here. The views of Quito are nice and the monument is fine, but it's nothing special. If anything, the route to the hill is more interesting because you get to see a slice of life in the residences around the road up the hill.
When you climb to the top of the statue you get amazing views of the city. It's very interesting on the way up looking at the pictures taken while they were building the statue and what everything symbolizes in and around the statue. Well worth the trip!