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Quitsato

Panamericana, Cayambe 170202, Ecuador
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“real equator” (5 reviews)
“the real deal” (3 reviews)
“equator line” (3 reviews)
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Panamericana, Cayambe 170202, Ecuador
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A lot of day trips to Otavalo market include this stop on their itinerary. Less gimmicky than that at Quito with more science. We found the presentation interesting and quite informative. The more often you listen, the more you remember. Even if you don't listen,...More

Thank Ali921
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Really worth visiting this place if you are in this part of the world. Here you get the opportunity to hear all about the equator and how the world revolves as well as straddling the equator. There a couple of small viewing platforms at the...More

Thank simply-peregrinating
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Stand on the equator and receive a fascinating explanation of a heliocentric perspective of the earth based on pre-Incan astronomic data found through monuments aligned with the equator and the equinoxes. Beautiful sun dial set in paving stones on the equator line and clear presentations...More

Thank Monica D
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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to stop to listen and learn. Have an open mind. The explanation only takes 15 minutes or so, but very interesting.

Thank Tonja R
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

We did not want to go to one of the tourist traps, but wanted to be touristy and straddle the real Equator - this is the place to do it. We stopped on route between Quito and Ottavalo for half an hour, received a genuinely...More

Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Our visit to the true Equator Latitude 000. Quitsato Sundial. Cayambe, Ecuador. Excellent guide to teach you everything about the Equator, the stars and Earth.

Thank SsllyUSA2005
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

To be able to stand on the Equator just blew my mind. I took a picture of me straddling the equator, one foot in the northern hemisphere and one foot in the southern hemisphere. It was so cool to listen to the guide talk about...More

Thank Adam M
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

Forget the tourist trap "equators" & trips offered to you in Quito, this is the true equator. It is a community run non-profit organisation that educates the public & researches archaeologically significant sites throughout Ecuador, for their importance with respect to the history of pre-Hispanic...More

Thank Jenni025
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

This was a pretty interesting and unexpected visit as I didn’t realize we’d be coming to this site. It was neat to get a bit of history on the equinox, how everything is measured, etc., The staff offer brochures, videos, etc., for purchase and the...More

Thank YO_LOOK_AT_ME
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

We stopped by after riding horses in Cayambe and really enjoyed this spot! Not only is it the REAL equator (not that tourist trap in Quito) but it's very educational. A staff member gave us an interesting mini-lecture on how the sundial works and of...More

Thank Rhonda S
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