El Panecillo

Local namePanecillo
LocationQuito, Ecuador

El Panecillo is a 200-metre-high hill of volcanic-origin, with loess soil, located between southern and central Quito. Its peak is at an elevation of 3,016 metres above sea level. The original name used by the aboriginal inhabitants of Quito was Yavirac. According to Juan de Velasco, a Jesuit historian, there was a temple on top of Yavirac where the Indians worshiped the sun until it was destroyed by the Spanish conquistadores. The street that leads up to El Panecillo is named after Melchor Aymerich.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Panecillo

More information http://www.quito-colonial.com/panecillo.html

Coordinates -0°13'44.871" N -78°31'5.128" E

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