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Mitad del Mundo

Address: Autopista Manuel Cordova Galarza, San Antonio de Pichincha, Ecuador
Phone Number: +593 2-239-4803
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Type: Specialty Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: It is located approximately 20 minutes away from Quito, at San Antonio de Pichincha. The "Mitad del...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: It is located approximately 20 minutes away from Quito, at San Antonio de Pichincha. The "Mitad del Mundo City" surrounding the monument includes several restaurantes and folk-lore shops, museums about the mission that measured the Earth, the "Solar Cuture Museom" (with a display of the lates investigations about the real middle of the world), and a Planetarium. Inside the monument is an interesting Ethnic Museum. Youcan shop and place one foot on the northern Hemisphere and the other on the southern Hemisphere. Entrance fee to the "Middle of the World City" is $3.00, to the Ethnic Museum #3.00, to the Planetarium $1.50. Visiting hours: Monday thru Sunday 09h00-18h00.
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Cork, Ireland
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62 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We all know by now it's not the real equator, but still this monument is worth the visit for the photo ops alone, and you can't help but have fun having them taken. The monument itself is actually impressively large when you are up close to it. Only pay the $3 or $3.50 entrance fee, I think they list a... More 

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Made a stop at the monument on a tour of Quito. The monument is very nice, it was a little crowded but not overwhelming. I would suggest going to the top for the views which were beautiful. There are little touristy shops and restaurants surrounding the monument but nothing outstanding.

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Pleasantville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This place felt great! It was clean and fun to walk around. Take your camera because in addition to the monuments you have a wonderful view of mountains around it. Restaurants are clean as well as the stores around it. I like the fact that their national currency is Dollars :) There is a $25.00 dollar fee to enter -... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I think of course you should visit both the "wrong" and the "right" one. But if you would like to spare money just go to the "right" one there is a tour included with the enterance and its really good. This is just a big momument.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

As part of a tour to the Galapagos, we spent some days touring near Quito. One of the sites was the Equatorial Monument near San Antonio de Pichincha. Although it appears as a kind of tourist trap, there were many locals there and it was very festive. There is a monument as seen in the photo and a line in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This monument/museum is an easy visit from Quito and worth a stop, especially if you are visiting Pululahua or the Inti Nan museum nearby. The tower is good for photos and the ethnographic museum inside is ok for a brief introduction to the history of the people of Ecuador. The shops, restaurants and smaller exhibits on site are average, as... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is a very touristy spot, the have made it into almost an amusement park. It did not take us long to get here, maybe an hour by car. Once you are here, leave yourself two ours if you plan to do everything. We saw and walked up the monument, took photos, visited each little outpost (planetarium, museums) and walked... More 

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Bremen, Georgia
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It's the equator and if you are in Quitor then you should go so you can get a picture. At the ticket booth they have a number of ticket options. The most expensive is $7.50 for the "Full Pass" - you will get an armband for this so you will have free access to everything. If you do not have... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It is a place built for tourist, there is no so much to see, even though they have some pavilions where you can learn something about the aboriginal culture and some interesting facts about Ecuador.

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United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The whole equator tour was very touristy with lots of little games for people to try out. The talk was also very informative and you learnt a bit about the history. It is just one of those things you need to do to get another stamp in your passport.

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