"You must absolutely must visit..." Quito Favorite Tip by kocha

Quito General: 58 reviews and 80 photos

Favorite thing: You must absolutely must visit 'El Panecillo'. The history behind and the view on top of it are a true marvel.

It is a mountain in the middle of the city with the statue of Maria. The history says that when the indigenous were there, there was an enormous treasure of gold. But when the Spanish 'conquistadores' took over the city, they didn't find anything. But a hill rose in the middle of the city: 'El Panecillo'. Legends say the gold is still in there.

Fondest memory: I miss the people. I miss the culture. I miss the city. I miss the food. I miss everything!

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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