Quito Observatory

Quito Observatory information

Quito , Ecuador
Street Av Colombia
Extras Parque La Alameda
+593 2 257 0765
admission $1
Opening hours
8am-noon & 3-5pm Mon-Fri, 8am-noon Sat
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The Quito Observatory was opened by President García Moreno in 1864 and is the oldest observatory on the continent. It opens for stargazing on only the clearest nights – call ahead to confirm if the weather looks promising.