MIDDLE OF THE WORLD – A UNIQUE LANDMARK
- Transport by Van
- Entrance to museum ($7)
Middle of the world is quite a unique site where science meets mysticism, just an hour away from Quito’s centre. This short tour will take you to the symbolic monument of the Equatorial line and to the nearby Intiñan museum to learn about ancient traditions.
While in Quito you should not miss passing by the symbolic landmark of the Ecuadorian line. The tour will take you to the official monument and then to the Intiñan museum where you will learn about the science and mystic behind it.
The tour will start in Plaza San Blas at 2.30 pm, where a van will take you to your first stop in about one hour: the Equatorial line monument. There you will have a chance to take some pictures in front of the monument, with the Andean chain in the background.
Then you will head to the Intiñan museum. Over there, you will get to learn about the history, indigenous traditions and science behind latitude 00’00’00’’ and also have fun with few experiments such as stepping one foot on each hemisphere or discover the secret water flow’s direction down a drain. You will be back in Quito around 6 pm.
Wallking: 1 hr