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Intinan Museum

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Address: Autopista Manuel Cordova Galarza, a 200 metros del redondel de la Mitad del Mundo, San Antonio de Pichincha, Quito, Ecuador
Phone Number: (593) 239-5122
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Description: Located close to the Equator Monument, this onsite museum features...
Located close to the Equator Monument, this onsite museum features interactive exhibits on how the Incas determined the middle of the earth, plus interesting science experiments such as balancing an egg on a nail and the affects of the Coriolis force on earth.
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This place is quite far out of Quito but is well worth the journey and cost. The demonstration using a sink of water to show the gravitational pull was worth the admission money... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This place is quite far out of Quito but is well worth the journey and cost. The demonstration using a sink of water to show the gravitational pull was worth the admission money alone. The tour itself was interesting but dragged on a bit to be honest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Mitad del Mundo is certainly an interesting monument, and it's worth paying to enter and get some photos. You have to pay a museum fee if you want to climb the monument. However, the real deal is off to the right of Mitad, and that's the Intinan Museum. Here you can see before your very eyes the forces of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Excellent attraction to visit just to straddle the equator. Very informative and knowledgeable guides that speak multi nationalities. Carlos was particularly good with our small group and kept us entertained.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We were actually here, in Quito, early 2014. The Intinan Museum is worth the taxi or even bus ride. You already know the story of how they got the location wrong of the equator, but visiting the facilities here are really an enjoyable experience, and there are great places to eat lunch or dinner here, and several nice shops to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

An easy way to get a brief touch of some of the many indigenous cultures of Ecuador. However the guide was at best mediocre.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The Inti Nan Museum is a few hundred meters East of the better known, La Mitdad del Mundo. Both purport to be the site of the true equator but actually, neither is. Our guide suggested the Museum and I am glad he did. Yes, it's geared to tourists but it is so much fun. Kids would love it. Our English... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

They should offer more tours in spanish, but since i knew english no problem there are many games to see how the neutral zone works go there and enjoy, the souvenirs are cheaper on the monument side please mark this as helpful in the link bellow, since it is a free contribution to this website

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

They won't take you to the cylinder if you indicate you speak English. There supposedly is no English translation and they think we are not interested because it's 'only cultural'. Yet you get your time wasted being dragged through various recreations of villages. Not so interesting if you've been to ethnographic museums eg in Cuenca and you really wanted to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I loved it. The guid was good, the group also. Even if a lot of people advise that there are trix done by the quide...who cares... If you are in quito you have to go there and take everything with optimism :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Interesting facts which they demonstrate to you. I was the only person in the English speaking tour group to balance the egg - which we were given time to do. Worth it, just to straddle the equator. Opportunities to take photos and to enjoy, with some history thrown in.

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Address: Address: Autopista Manuel Cordova Galarza, a 200 metros del redondel de la Mitad del Mundo, San Antonio de Pichincha, Quito, Ecuador
Phone Number: (593) 239-5122
Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito  >  San Antonio de Pichincha
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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