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Observatorio Astronomico de Quito

Av. Gran Colombia S/N | Av. Diez de Agosto, Interior del parque La Alameda, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Neat place to visit

Locate in the heart of a large city, this is no longer a functioning observatory, but don't let... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2018
2Luv2Trvl
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Phoenix, Arizona
Head here on clear nights, especially between June and August

This is a great place to view the stars in the night sky. Could be a great place for a date! In a... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2018
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Longmont, Colorado
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The Quito Astronomical Observatory was founded in 1873. It is one of the oldest in Latin America. After 143 years, the investigation process still continues here. Since 2011, the Observatory opened its museum. Here you can visit 8 rooms and the central tower, with displays of instruments that have been used here. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 7-9 pm, Night Observations take place, for which you must book in advance. See you soon!
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22 Feb 2018
“Neat place to visit”
19 Jan 2018
“Head here on clear nights, especially between June and August”
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Av. Gran Colombia S/N | Av. Diez de Agosto, Interior del parque La Alameda, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Locate in the heart of a large city, this is no longer a functioning observatory, but don't let that stop you from a visit. It is now a museum with a great deal of really neat artifacts and information. Climb to the top of the...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2018

This is a great place to view the stars in the night sky. Could be a great place for a date! In a great place location, easy to reach on the Bus. Unfortunately it was a cloudy day, so I did not get to see...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We chances upon the observatory while just walking in the neighborhood. A delightful experience. Reduced rate for seniors of one dollar per person. Regular rate of two dollars per person. Several floors including a walk up to the dome to see the original telescope and...More

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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

First off all, I like astronomy, and all the things about spcae :)) This "museum" is full, really full with equipments! Only one thing is missing: english text, that is why 4. But there are some touch screen next to the door frame, you can...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2016

If you are interested in astronomy, this is a very good place for you. Instruments are well preserved. The only problem, it's all in Spanish that's why I took one star. It's a small museum but it has almost everything you want to know about...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2016

Went there with my husband and a friend who are both very interested in astronomy and telescopes.Maria, the Museum guide took us on a personal tour which was fantastic since all the signage was in Spanish.

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MuseoObservatorio, Museo at Observatorio Astronomico de Quito, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2016

Hey! It's Maria here :) Thank you very much for your review. We highly appreciate it and hope to see you again. Kind regards!

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Reviewed 28 April 2016

Do not miss this historically significant and fascinating site. The Observatory was founded in the 1700s, and amazingly has been restored to include original German and French made instruments, ranging from telescopes to seismographs. Our tour guide, Maria, was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and led us from...More

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MuseoObservatorio, Museo at Observatorio Astronomico de Quito, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2016

Thank you very much for your review. We highly appreciate that visitors and tourist can enjoy the Observatory, a treasure of all Ecuadorians. We hope that you can join us some time for the Night Observations, in the summer. Greetings from Quito! :)

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Reviewed 23 January 2016

It´s an interesting Museum in Quito the Observatory is located in the ancient park "La Alameda"......

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Reviewed 15 November 2015

The signs are mainly in Spanish, but a wonderful young woman who worked there offered a free personal walking tour around the museum in English. If you consider yourself a science nerd, this is a must-see museum in Quito.

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

We had an excellent tour guide at the Observatory who was knowledgeable and spoke great English. The building has unique Architecture that is well worth the price of admission. WE noticed this building as we walked through the park. It is about 30 minutes from...More

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The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday. Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 pm
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