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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.
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Worth seeing but not incredible

It is a really fun experience to be able to say you've been at the equator (although technically this monument is wrong!) Based on reviews, we just bought the basic ticket and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I'll start of by saying it's probably somewhere you should go if you're in Quito. Not because it's a must see, just as it's something to say you've done. So if you have this mentality as you head there, then you won't be disappointed. Essentially, it's a monument (that isn't even on the equator!) with a yellow line where people... More 

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Ciudad M, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Mitad del Mundo, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your comment and rating,we are very sorry that you don't have enjoyed your experience in the Middle of the World. I would like invite you to visit the Middle of the World City the next september because we will inaugurate two new products, one is the Cacao Route, and the other is a replica of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It is a really fun experience to be able to say you've been at the equator (although technically this monument is wrong!) Based on reviews, we just bought the basic ticket and the "city" was very touristy and busy. It was definitely worth buying the basic ticket and then walking up the road to the Intiman museum for the science... More 

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Sligo, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Really touristy. They´ve somehow managed to turn a point on a map into a tourist city. It is worth a visit and a thing you should do just to say "I´ve been there" but it´s nothing special. The main museum has 2 or 3 levels dedicated to scientific experiments but quite a few of them are broken. It was only... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

A tourist trap, but if you go with that in mind it can be a bit of fun. Make sure you visit both the monument and nearby Amazon museum - where possibly the real equator lies ( depending on who's side of the story you believe)

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Read my awesome experience on Mitad del Mundo in my blog: http://www.madaboutdeetravel.com/2015/07/about-quito-paradise-between-volcanoes.html Highly recommended. Once in a life opportunity

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

To be in the centre of the earth is indeed a unique experience. We paid for the full tour which included going up to the top of the monument and walking down through the displays many interactive ones that was great fun! especially dressing up and having your picture taken and e-mailed to you!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This was a nice day trip from quito that only cost me about .75cents round trip on public transportation. You could pay for a tour and spend $30 or do it on your own. The musicians is self explanatory and they have hands on activities concerning gravity. I enjoyed it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Even though is a very interesting experience, is about 35 more or less minutos from the center, sadly during our visit, the items they have on the museum were not working. Lots of shops around, as well as a good variety of restaurantes. The taxi there will cost you about $20.00 Be sure to hire a taxi with orange plates,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Ok, so if you've been to the Intinan Museum, which is the accurate location of the middle of the world is, come to this monument for more impressive pictures. This was named the Middle of the World before GPS was invented. So they were off by a few degrees! They built a really impressive tower with a giant sphere on... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a significant historical site in Ecuador and the whole world. The monument is quite beautiful and the museum within. There is a charge to enter the site, of course. I paid $7.50 (in july 2015) for what they advertised as full ticket, which included: - Going in La Mitad del Mundo monument and mirador - walking around 'the... More 

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Address: Autopista Manuel Cordova Galarza, San Antonio de Pichincha, Quito, Ecuador
Phone Number: +593 2-239-4803
Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito  >  San Antonio de Pichincha
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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