Quitsato, Cayambe

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  • Stand on the equator and receive a fascinating explanation of a heliocentric perspective of the earth based on pre-Incan astronomic data found through monuments aligned with the equator and the equino...  more »
  • This is a great place to stop to listen and learn. Have an open mind. The explanation only takes 15 minutes or so, but very interesting.  more »
  • We did not want to go to one of the tourist traps, but wanted to be touristy and straddle the real Equator - this is the place to do it. We stopped on route between Quito and Ottavalo for half an hour...  more »
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  • Unfortunately I don't have a better picture of this place. But the staff that works there is very well prepared. Very knowledgeable, friendly and ready to answer any questions you may have. They will spend a good 12 to 15 min with you giving you all the info they have about Quitsato. I believe entrance fee for adults was $2 and for kids 0.50 cents. If you have the time to go. Or you just happen to pass by... highly recommended you stop and see the place and hear what they have to say about this mitad del mundo. You will not regretted!
  • Great stop to Otavalo . Detailed explanation of the sun dial and the equator. The equator passes through the sun dial. Good facilities, cool bathroom design
  • I was impressed by the program of historical and geophysical research undertaken by the Museum team. Make sure you purchase their research findings.
  • Nice, informative stop. Good view of Cotopaxi and the sundial. Interesting take on representation of the globe: sideways from the usual depiction of the equator running horizontally with a vertical axis of spin.
  • At the feet of Volcan Cayambe, the true equator.
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