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Cerro El Panecillo

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Cerro El Panecillo

This hill is located to one side of the historical center. It is known as El Panecillo due to the resemblance that the Spaniards noticed between the hill and a type of small bread (panecillo). The Spanish conquistadors built a small fortress from 1812 to 1815, as well as a water tank at the top in order to provide their soldiers with the precious liquid. The focal point of the peak is the Virgen de Legarda, an impressive sculpture that can be seen from any point of the city. It is better known as La Virgen del Panecillo. It is recommendable to take a taxi to ascend all the way to the top of the hill. It costs one dollar per person and there are various places to purchase hand-made crafts.It it not save to go on by yourself!!

Address: The old town
Phone: + non
Price: budget

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