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Observatorio Astronomico de Quito

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Closed Open on Mon-Sat,9:00am-5:00pm
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    • georgesB4777WE
      georgesB4777WE
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      Ecuador’s first telescope

      The observatory is located on La Alameda park which borders Quito’s historical center. Constructed in the 19th century, it contains the various instruments including telescopes and seismographs that w...

      Reviewed on /Date(1581815539000+0800)/
    • pfefmeister
      pfefmeister
      Petaluma, California, USA
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      Outstanding Visit

      We really enjoyed this museum. It is a lovely building in a quiet park on the way to Old Town from Mariscal neighborhood. We were impressed by all the old instruments used to observe the sky, measure ...

      Reviewed on /Date(1580904286000+0800)/
    • Robert O
      Robert O
      Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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      Testament of Ecuador's early involvement in astronomy

      The observatory in Alameda park looks very similar to the one in Bonn, Germany which has UNESCO heritage status. Perhaps the reason is its founder Juan Menten, was a Jesuit of German origin. There ...

      Reviewed on /Date(1578925031000+0800)/
    • 2Luv2Trvl
      2Luv2Trvl
      Nashville, TN
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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 that stop you from a visit. It is now a museum with a great deal of really neat artifacts and informati...

      Reviewed on /Date(1519299400000+0800)/
    • WJD_CO
      WJD_CO
      Boulder, CO
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      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 great place location, easy to reach on the Bus. Unfortunately it was a cloudy day, so I did not get ...

      Reviewed on /Date(1516377610000+0800)/

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