Yes There's A Dress Code
When visiting religious sites such the Virgin of Quito statue on El Panecillo, be respectful and adhere to dress codes to show for the site’s significance. Ecuador being a largely Catholic country, these dress guidelines help maintain the sanctity of the religious sites. Please consider the following dress codes.
By dressing respectfully and following these guidelines, you’ll help ensure your meaningful interest in their coulture. While at the same time show respect when visiting their religious sites such as the Virgin of Quito statue on El Panecillo, demonstrating your appreciation for the cultural and religious significance of these locations.
How Strict Are The Dress Codes?
To be honest, not very strict. These are just a few guidlines. First and foremost they will help with your safety when visiting El Panecillo by you not sticking out as a tourist as much.
And dressing modestly and conservatively when visiting religious sites can’t be that hard to do. This simply means consider covering your shoulders, chest, and knees.
- Women should wear dresses or skirts covering their knees.
- Sleeveless tops or dresses are generally acceptable as long as they cover the shoulders.
- Avoid low-cut necklines or overly revealing clothing.
- Consider carrying a shawl or scarf to cover your shoulders if needed.
- Men should wear long trousers or jeans.
- Sleeveless shirts are generally acceptable for men, but it’s advisable to wear a shirt with sleeves.
- Wear comfortable and closed-toe shoes suitable for walking, as you may need to climb stairs or navigate uneven terrain at some religious sites.
- Sandals or flip-flops are generally discouraged.