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Mirador Panecillo, Quito, Ecuador

 
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davidsbeenhere's pictureby davidsbeenhere Sightseeing travel tip
added on the 3rd of November, 2010
At the very top of one of the surrounding mountains in Quito you will find a very big statue of the Virgin Mary standing on a dragon with a leash both on top of the world. Its a very cool sight to see up close and even cooler from any distant. Here is a video that we made with many different shots of this incredible statue! 

On the web:
http://davidsbeenhere.com/video/mirador-de-panecillo

 
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In 1541 Quito was officially tagged as a city. By the year 1556 Quito was tagged as a noble and loyal city due to the behavior of the locals which were very friendly to the Spanish Regime. In 1809 the city of Quito had a population of around 10,000 inhabitants. It was in the same year that the famous movement started aiming to provide independence to the city from the clutches of Spain. [...]
 
 
 

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