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 aluminum statue of a winged is very large. Since it is in the top of a hill, it is visible from almost anywhere in the Old Town. It is lighted at night, and is especially impressive then.  more »
  • Located at the top of the historic center you can appreciate the monumental building of the Virgin of the Bun, as well as being able to access the interior and achieve magnificent panoramic photos of the city, worth while
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