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The Panecillo Hill

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Why locals love it

This is the most famous postcardo of Quito! It is a symbol of the people religiosity and faith. Even though the statue made of almost 7.000 pieces of alluminium was set in 1975, the origin of this representation is in a 1734 sculpture made by Bernardo de Legarda, one of the most famous Colonial artists from Quito!

Why you should visit it

The Panecillo (Little loaf of bread) was an Inca shrine devoted to solar worshiping. In Colonial times it was the south border of Quito and during the Independence wars, Spanish troops set here a barrack in order to defend the city of the Libertarian army led by Gen. Antonio José de Sucre in 1822, however, we won our freedom!

Special tip

Get up till the balcony that surrounds the globe under the statue and feel vertigo while taking pics of the city!

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Grace Local July 16, 2016

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