The Virgin of El Panecillo, a massive monument atop a southern hillside, is visible by all of Quito. Erected in 1976, the "Virgin of Quito" is crushing a serpent beneath her feet, on top of a globe, symbolizing her triumph over evil. She is regarded as the city’s guardian and protector, on the hill known as the Panecillo, or Little Loaf of Bread, in Spanish. A balcony about a 100 feet above ground around the entire circumference of the monument provides fantastic views. Inside, the walls are covered with large photographs that document her construction.