El Panecillo

Location

El Panecillo, Quito 170111, Ecuador

Nation-state

Ecuador

Geographical region

America, Southern

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Culture / Belief and Meaning

Description

An iconic hill overlooking Quito's historic center. A large Virgin Mary monument inspired by Bernardo de Legarda's artistic work sits on top of the hill. This was an important place for worship for the indigenous inhabitants of Quito prior to the Spanish conquista.

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