Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, Quito

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Discover the ancient customs of Ecuador at Museo Templo del Sol Pintor Ortega Maila, an interactive institution offering a range of demonstrations and performances. Learn how Incas used jade in healing rituals, see traditional dances, and listen to the atmospheric chants of the museum's performers. Wrap up your visit by watching an artist create an original piece of finger painting, drawing on ancient customs and using traditional materials and techniques. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Quito trip simple and quick.
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  • A wonderful place, where you can appreciate the Andean culture of Ecuador and the beautiful works of the painter Ortega Maila. A good place to visit if you are in Quito. IT'S WORTH GOING
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  • It is very nice to know the Ecuadorian culture through the works of Pintor Ortega Maila. The visit and attention of the Guides is very pleasant. Good place to visit in Quito
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  • Very good ATTENTION and well done all the work of Ortega Maila well the congratulations !!!!!
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  • It was amazing, the artist is really professional and his jobs are beautiful
  • It's actually a private museum from one of the most well-known artist in Ecuador. It's an impressive place but it's not a temple ruin (I know I should have informed myself before). I was lucky as I was the only guest, they offered me a coca tea and I had a private introduction to the temple which is actually dedicated to the mother of the artist.
  • A gorgeous prehispanic temple located at the very entrance of the Pululahua reserve...such a magical location!
  • This was interesting. The artist who founded this place appears at the end of the tour for a presentation on the benefits of Coca tea and a live painting. During the tour you see a gallery of his work for sale and a presentation of oils and crystals and their benefits with a mystical musical meditation experience.
  • We spent over an hour getting to this place after reading the rave reviews and were disappointed, it was totally dead when we got there some parts were derelict and falling apart. This building seems to have been made to showcase the art (most of which weren’t originals but bad photo copies) and to push cheap souvenirs so we just didn’t get the hype, plus a bit of a waste of half a day.
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