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Mitad del Mundo

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Address: Autopista Manuel Cordova Galarza, San Antonio de Pichincha, Quito, Ecuador
Phone Number: +593 2-239-4803
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Description: It is located approximately 20 minutes away from Quito, at San Antonio de...
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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Tourist trap skip and go to the indigenous museum next door

Mitad del Mundo was a tourist trap, don't waste your time going here, spend it next door at the Indigenous Equator line Museum, next door where you get a guided tour and engaging... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Mitad del Mundo was a tourist trap, don't waste your time going here, spend it next door at the Indigenous Equator line Museum, next door where you get a guided tour and engaging explanations of how the earths magnetic field differs

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

bit of a tourist trap and if you want to shop, stand and stare and go into a fairly "light" museum go and enjoy it, if you don't want to do any of the above its probably not worth the effort.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Why such a poor review? Given that the site is designated as being located on the Equator, it is sad to see that it isn't!! Throngs of tourists visit and take photos astride a fake Equator. Yes, there is a somewhat interesting museum display to see but overall (in my humble opinion) not worth the effort or expense. Ecuador is... More 

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Searsport, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is a full day tour by Quito tour bus and is well worth the money. We had bi-lingual guides and the two young ladies made the tour very much fun. The tour includes seven different places where anyone can learn more about Ecuador and it was the most interesting tour I went on in 2 months in South America.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Was a great place to visit when my wife and I were in Quito for the Jehovah's Witnesses International convention. Being at the "Mitad del Mundo" was an experience in it self. The building that marks the middle of the world was unique also. You go up an elevator to the observation deck and you get an awesome view of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I traveled with a great group of friends, so we had a good time with each other, but I'm not sure it would be all that great if I had gone here alone. It's nice to take a photo at the 0''0''0'', but really not amazing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Had a great time with our tour group from the International convention of Jehovah's Witnesses. Local witnesses met us at Mitad del Mundo and showed us around. The shops were nice and priced decently. The sweet couple up at the top of the hill by the llamas served up delicious and fresh empanadas. Also got to love the fresh potato... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Just the location and historical background make this area special. You have to visit and learn a little bit more about the point 0.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This is definitely worth a day whilst in Quito, especially as there is not all that much else to do in the city. We got the local buses there, if you ask at your hostel they give great directions and it costs you less than one dollar return so don't pay for a taxi! If you just want to take... More 

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Bregenz, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We used the opportunity to visit the 'mitad del mundo' as a 'must be there' when you stay in Quito. The place can easily be reached with a common bus (very cheap, just 40 cents from Quito) and a bus is going every 15 to 20 minutes. You drive on the west side of Quito to the north approx. half... More 

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