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Intinan Museum, San Antonio de Pichincha
Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Discover the true center of the Earth at Intinan Museum, providing fascinating insight into how Ecuador's indigenous peoples lived and worshipped the sun, as well as explaining some of the scientific quirks of the Equator. During the guided tour, you'll learn why water rotates in opposite directions on opposite sides of the Equator and why it's difficult to walk in a straight line along this imaginary line. To visit Intinan Museum on your trip to Quito, use our Quito holiday planner.
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Es verdad que el monumento a la Mitad del Mundo, situado dentro de la Ciudad Mitad del Mundo es icónico y famoso por tantas fotos publicadas a través de los años y que es sorprendente qué tan cerca es... read more »Is true that the Mitad del Mundo monument, located within the city Mitad del Mundo is iconic and famous for so many photos over the years and it is surprising what so close was the French GEODESIC mission of latitude 0 ° without today's technology! But the Intiñan Museum is unique! It is the exact point where it passes the Equator latitude 0 ° according to military coordinates (GPS), a few meters from the monument!, there you can experience many things and also learn about the origin of the most famous cocoa in the world. Even if they wish can seal your Passport with "Visit to latitude 0 ° 0'0" "." I recommend it as a must place to visit!show original
Very cool place and reasonable priced, we really enjoyed our visit here. Great multilingual guides available.
We had a full day tour arranged through our travel agent "Happy Gringo", which is based in Quito. As part of our tour, we visited the Intinan Museum. To tour this museum, you're assigned to a guide wh... read more »
Tourist Trap, pure and simple. To be avoided in my opinion. Tour guides will try to take you here. Not very informative or interesting. The Coriolis effect demonstration (which way water spins when going down) is most assuredly only a slight of hand trick. There is a dead anaconda in some type of preservative liquid, a weaver that weaves a few strings and entices you to buy overpriced woven goods. Just not worth the effort in any way. (Note: It is correctly placed on the actual equator as opposed to the Mitad del Mundo—“Middle of the World” tourist attraction). We had more enjoyment from visiting the original equator monument at Parque Carlota Jaramillo in Calacalí (a very nice small town, no crowds, no admission fee, not a tourist trap). The original, smaller, Equator monument was moved to Calacalí when the current monument was built at Ciudad Mitad del Mundo.
Of the 2 equator sites I found this the more fun. It's $4 to get in which gives you a tour either in English or Spanish. As others have pointed out there are some questionable scientific experiments and by questionable I mean some of demonstrations are just bit true. Either way the tour guide was friendly and they stamp your passport with an equator which is cool.
This is at the true center of the world. Don't get sucking into the commercial tour location. This place is do worth the $6.00 (?) to visit. The do an essential oil chakra learning ceremony that was awesome! And you can buy the hand made essential oils afterwards. The passionfruit is intoxicating! Beautiful paintings all done with fingers. A must see while in Ecuador!
Easy to miss from the road. Down a gravel road, but definitely a must visit in Quito. Not as flashy as Mitad del Mundo, but this is where the actual Equator touches Quito. Great demonstrations, and the guides do a nice job giving tourists context about the different cultures found in Ecuador.
Great place to visit. For just 4$ you get a guided tour with nice examples of the different cultures of Ecuador and some nice effects of the Equator line. Definitely worth a visit if you've made it to Quito!
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