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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  • This is a place that would appeal to all of your senses. The visit of the temple is with a guided tour (English is spoken), which starts with a cleansing ritual. The temple is beautiful, with... 
    This is a place that would appeal to all of your senses. The visit of the temple is with a guided tour (English is spoken), which starts with a cleansing ritual. The temple is beautiful, with...  more »
  • Beautiful museum, the aromatherapy session is out of this world, very knowledgeable guides, the artists work is incredible 
    Beautiful museum, the aromatherapy session is out of this world, very knowledgeable guides, the artists work is incredible  more »
  • We visited this as part of a Quito tour and it was our favorite stop. Beautiful inside and outside. It has a mystical, serene aura. 
    We visited this as part of a Quito tour and it was our favorite stop. Beautiful inside and outside. It has a mystical, serene aura.  more »
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  • It's definitely not a museum. We had to pay 6$ (!!) for the entry only to enter a sale store in very nice and exciting exterior and interior. Inside we were shown a two nice experiments then the rushed sales tour started. I really liked the explanation about essential oils, but for this I don't go into a 'museum'. The 2. and 3. floor are art galleries, here again for sale as well. Outside a room to buy some other stuff (coca tea, marijuana oil,...) In total I was disappointed. This is definitely not a historical site, it is made to look like it, not more. A look from the outside of the building is enough.
  • The temple is different from others museum it's more real is more indigenous is a traditional construction of maybe Inca and additional also there is typical food
  • Great place to visit when in Quito- Ecuador. Great temple, Paintings, and Sculptures. Interesting Art,and Hand craftsmanship
  • They charge $6 for foreigners. Way too much (even more than Mitad del Mundo which charges $5).
  • $3 to get in..some interesting facts are shared. They have guides that speak English, which is great. They translate everything they said in Spanish..meaning they have to say it twice in a different languge.i have trouble thinking of a word in one language I bet they don't wanna talk to anybody when they get off work.

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