We extend a cordial greeting and a kind invitation to Operators and tour guides, both national and foreign.

We present to our dear visitors the new interactive exhibition spaces of the Quitsato Project, as a whole, with the new Solar Museum. The Solar Museum is designed so that visitors can enjoy a great self-guided tour in the different rooms and open spaces to discover the different geographical, historical and astronomical background of the Equatorial Andes, and the concept of the Half of the world.

What will you see on the Interactive Tour?














1.- Museum of the Andes

Why are we the Middle of the world?
In this first stop you will be able to learn about the history of the French geodesic missions and the great importance that the equatorial Andes had in determining the true equatorial line.

A tour that helps us understand the equatorial identity of this country.

2.- Solar Culture Museum

In this room you will be able to learn in depth the relationship between the solstices and equinoxes around the world, the position of the sun on different dates of the year and its importance for harvests in ancient cultures and current cultures.

3.- The Sundial

This is an important stop on the tour as the sundial was commemorated as the monument to the true half of the world by the Military Geographic Institute and the National Society of Professional Surveyors of the United States, and is the most faithful representation of the solar culture of ancient civilizations is already located at latitude 0º 0′ 0”.

4.- The Agave Garden

Continuing the tour you will be able to see the first and only garden specialized in Agaves in South America. In this space you will be able to identify more than 80 different types of American agaves, ornamental agaves, agaves of different sizes and shapes.

5.- Ecuascope

To end the tour we will show you the Ecuascope room where the Equatorial Line joins between heaven and earth and shows us that it is the line that unites the hemispheres to make a single world. This new Geoperspective will be the most important point of your visit.

You can also purchase our products created by the Quitsato team to continue learning about ancient astronomy and in this way you will motivate us to continue offering you better experiences in the museum.

The Solar Museum is a self-managed project. The funds raised are invested in the investigation of ancient astronomy of the Equatorial Andes, the safeguarding of the Cultural Heritage and the self-financing of the Cultural Center. We are at your service and any other concerns, do not hesitate to contact us. Sincerely, Cristóbal Cobo.