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Statue of Virgin Mary Quito, Ecuador

From series “The Most Grandiose Statues and Monuments”
Year: 1976. Height: 41 meters.

The highest statue of Ecuador is the Virgin of Quito, which can be seen in the city of Quito. The monument was open to public in 1976. The height of the statue is 41 meters, including the pedestal. The author of the sculpture is the well-known architect from Spain, Agustin de la Erran Matorra. It is believed that the model for his wonderful creations was the sculpture of the Virgin Mary. Since 1734, the later has being adorning the altar of the main cathedral of Quito, in the Basilica of Saint Francis.

The graceful sculpture depicts the Virgin Mary staying on the Earth. You can notice the snake under her feet. In such a way, the author wanted to express the power of the patron saint of the city, which is able to protect the citizens of Quito from any adversity. This amazing monument is mounted on the hill of Panecillo. Despite its impressive scale, the sculpture is quite lightweight and durable. That's because one of the most accessible and cheapest material of that time was chosen to design the lining. It took about 7 000 aluminum plates to face the monument. Another distinctive feature of the statue are its wings. Madonna with wings is very rare for the general iconography. Next - Statue of Christ Blessing

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ATM bankomat: 'Banco Pichincha' located in 0.96 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Alquiler de autos Quito, AEVERY RENTA CAR' is located in 2.21 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Gasolinera Los dos puentes' in 0.84 km
Supermarket: 'Víveres Danny' in 0.55 km
Parking: 'Estacionamiento LA RONDA' in 0.63 km
Apotheek: 'Farcomed S.A' in 1.22 km
Police station: 'UPC LA LIBERTAD' in 1.18 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Pim's Panecillo' in 0.36 km
Railway station: 'Terminal de Ferricarriles' in 1.18 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Mariscal Sucre Airport UIO - in 10 km
 »  Esmeraldas Airport ESM - in 181 km
 »  Manta Airport MEC - in 254 km
 »  Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport GYE - in 262 km
 »  Mariscal Lamar Airport CUE - in 300 km
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Best hotels near Statue of Virgin Mary Quito

Hotel Principal

Located in 0 km from Statue of Virgin Mary Quito
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Rooms: 36
Hotel Principal has rooms with cable TV, work desks and private bathrooms with showers. There are laundry services. An American breakfast with … More: photo, rates and booking
Hostal Oasis Quito

Located in 1 km from Statue of Virgin Mary Quito
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Rooms: 30
Rooms at Hostal Oasis Quito feature cable TV, safety deposit boxes and private bathrooms with showers. Itchimbia Cultural Centre is 400 metres from … More: photo, rates and booking
Minka Hostel

Located in 2 km from Statue of Virgin Mary Quito
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Rooms: 20
Minka Hostel offers dormitory rooms with bright, modern décor and a bathroom that includes a shower and toilet. Hot water is available 24 hours a … More: photo, rates and booking
Hostal San Juan

Located in 3 km from Statue of Virgin Mary Quito
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Rooms: 9
Hostal San Juan has cosy rooms with parquet floors, cable TV and private bathrooms with showers. Suites with kitchen facilities can also be booked. … More: photo, rates and booking

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