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Intinan Museum

Autopista Manuel Cordova Galarza, a 200 metros del redondel de la Mitad del Mundo, San Antonio de Pichincha, Quito 170180, Ecuador
(593) 239-5122
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Autopista Manuel Cordova Galarza, a 200 metros del redondel de la Mitad del Mundo, San Antonio de Pichincha, Quito 170180, Ecuador
(593) 239-5122
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Reviewed yesterday

Its a fun place to visit. Liked how they showed the water circling down the drain both ways - depending which side of the equator line you were on. I found the explanation of the history of the local tribe interesting. Worth the entrance fee.

Thank Pauline O
Reviewed yesterday

Our tour guide shared her knowledge of the past with passion. She was very helpful with pictures and she lead the tour with the group best interest.

Thank Cal D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There was a student that just happened to be there that was dying to practice his English so we got a superb explanation of most of the exhibits. Gracias !

Thank Cpjules
Reviewed 2 days ago

What's cooler than being at the center of the world? A couple of experiments including balancing an egg on a nail. My daughter was successful. I was not. Trick is to evenly balance your feet on both sides of the equator. Also, bring your passport...More

Thank Jan D
Reviewed 3 days ago

Thus us the indigenous (South American Indian) museum. Entry price us lower than the official ("French") site, it's closer to the equator line, which we know thanks to GPS, and the guide tour is good, the exhibits interesting. Beware of the validity of some of...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the REAL equator. The short tour here is worth doing. Here you'll see some amazing demonstrations and explanations of why things are different on the equator and how different they are just a few feet north and south of the equator. This is...More

Thank Bert S
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took the English language tour of the Intinan Museum, where our guide Cesar shared more information about the indigenous peoples who once inhabited this part of Ecuador and then demonstrated certain phenomena that happen only at the Equator - water flowing straight down (or...More

Thank wmhayes82
Reviewed 5 days ago

We firstly visited regular Mitad del Mundo site which was interesting too but this museum was really special. Quite hidden from the main road, we had to ask for directions. We especially liked the friendly guide and simply the place has its own nice atmosphere....More

Thank wjerocka
Reviewed 6 days ago

​The museum was quite interesting and nicely set up, however I didn't particularly enjoy seeing 4 or 5 guinea pigs held in a REALLY small pen in one of the indigenous houses. There was no grass inside of it and the pen was located in...More

Thank Eglė K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the REAL center of the world and not the multi million Museo Templo. We took the short informative tour and partook in all the little experiments like balancing the egg on the nail, pouring water on zero degrees...

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How do I get there using public transportation? How long does it take to get there? Does a bus run on Sundays? How long should I plan to spend at the museum? I have one full day in Quito. There is so much to see and my list is already jam packed with beautiful "must sees". Thanks. BJ
November 4, 2015|
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Response from Erin P | Reviewed this property |
Hiring a guide is a great idea if you have only one day in Quito. Our guide took us to the Centro Historico to see the beautiful churches and colonial architecture, as well as the Intinan Museum. The museum will take 1-2... More
Hi! Can anyone recommend a tour company to use? We have seen it advertised on the hop on-hop off bus tour. Would you quote the price for the tour, as well. Thanks!
October 14, 2015|
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Response from John D | Reviewed this property |
Can't really add anything new to what's already been written. We took a taxi and it was a great, fun experience.
Is there a post office selling stamps at Middle of the World site?
September 22, 2015|
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Response from loonietunes123 | Reviewed this property |
There's definitely a post box , my friend sent her postcards there but she had already out the stamps on them in Quito.