Intinan Museum, San Antonio de Pichincha

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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. A visit to Intinan Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Quito road trip planning tool to plot your vacation.
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  • The equator line marked in this museum is more recently and accurately calculated than the one in Mitad del Mundo. So, I do recommend visiting this site; however, take their presentations with a...  more »
  • We visited this museum and it was a most enjoyable time. The guide we had (Rinaldo) was super friendly and very knowledgeable about the history of the region. He made the whole experience fun and...  more »
  • This place was amazing. The guides were extremely informative and it blew me away to see the difference in physics five feet can make when on the true equator and just off it. The museum did an amazing job at not only explaining the importance of the true equator line but also the history of the indigenous people of the region
  • It's a little hard to find but it's the real Equator. Just down the road from the large tourist equator, you will find this. It is set like an old village, with a guide I highly recommend using their tour included in your entrance fee. They show and explain the shrunken heads. Show you scientific proof about the equator including the Coriolis effect and balancing on the equator line. It's great fun. It's only $5. There is a little gift shop where the lady sells you beautiful hand crafts while the gent makes items in front of you. Great place to spend an hour.
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