Equatorial Line

Not far from Otavalo is the Quitsato sundial and equatorial monument. Quitsato means “middle of the world” in the Tsafiqui dialect (the language of the Tsáchila indigenous group on the coast). At the Quitsato site, you can visit the true middle of the world. It will likely change the way you see the world around you. This project is a source of pride for Ecuadorians because their country’s geographical location truly is the middle of the world.