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Equatorial Monument (La Mitad del Mundo)

Quito, Ecuador
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Ranked #32 of 103 Attractions in Quito
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Straddling the Equator and located approximately fifteen miles north of Quito, this monument marks the exact line dividing the northern and southern... more » Owner description: Straddling the Equator and located approximately fifteen miles north of Quito, this monument marks the exact line dividing the northern and southern hemispheres. « less
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Quito, Ecuador
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Make sure you do the real equator line too. It is next door to the Mitad del Mundo site. Very interesting museums there. Also places to eat and shop.

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Leesburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We knew that the real equator line is nearby, but our whirlwind tour of Quito did not include it. We took tons of photos and strolled around the area with its many handicraft shops. The entire area was very busy with tourists.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you are in Quito you should definitely try to make it here. Its a very nice and quite place (I went on a week day). It has a little town with shops and some restaurants around the monument. The ticket is very cheap. You can put one feet in each hemisphere! Cool place to take pictures!

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Huelva, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

La Mitad del Mundo is the place for you taking the picture of yourself half in the northern hemisfere and half in the southern one. The place is full of shops and restaurants for tourist when it could have further explanations about the expedition for measuring the world :(

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This place "es la Mitad del Mundo", the middle of the world. If you're in Quito, there's no reason not to come to this place. It's in a high altitude and when you get there, it's very calm, quiet, it's a place where you can see many interesting things in the musem, see historical items and places. and the view... More

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I would recommend that this be done in conjunction with the Museo Intinan nearby. La Mitad del Mundo is a large monument, with a small museum inside. You can climb to the top for some pretty good views. There are a few good local restaurants on site, and of course lots of gift shops. Its not a bad place to... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This monument is great,but misrepresented, nearby(not even a mile or two) the real 0 degree location has been found an verified and it is amazing! they have participation for the tourists and a walking museum basically, where the locals explain the history and some even make quilts, carpet or other things in front of your eyes, it is very educational... More

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Beijing
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I went to La Mitad del Mundo as part of a school trip; judging on the photos the students took they were probably more impressed by the monument than I was. It is a huge monument showing the East, West, North and South and for an extra entrance fee one can go up and survey the world, or Quito, from... More

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Wales, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you are in Quito you can't not go to the Equator. But, you can go to two or three supposed lines and you must cross it somewhere along the way. The crater, the sun museum and the big monument can all be visited in 2-3 hours and then plan something like the cable car on the way home to... More

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Bolton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We visited here AFTER touring Museo Intinan not far away - which is the REAL TRUE equator in Quito. This is the construct by the French (pre-GPS). Offers a great view from the top and take the time (we took an hour) to descend through its museum that beautifully depicts the indigenous people of Ecuador and its history. My favorite... More

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