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Address: Autopista Manuel Cordova Galarza | Es un lugar recreativo, de danzas, artesanías, hístorico, San Antonio de Pichincha, Quito, Ecuador
Phone Number: +593 2-239-4803
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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If you are in Quito for at least a few days this is a great place to visit. A little touristy, not a whole lot to do there, expect take some photos and shop a bit, but you might... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Santa Barbara
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are in Quito for at least a few days this is a great place to visit. A little touristy, not a whole lot to do there, expect take some photos and shop a bit, but you might as well see it! I took a bus from the old city center to Mitad Del Mundo for $0.40. Ask you... More 

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Canada
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I enjoyed reading about the discovered of the equator. Quite windy which balances the heat. Down the road is a little museum area which includes examples of huts built 140yrs ago, and demonstrations regarding the equator and some info on local tribes and snakes.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This general area is very interactive and would highly recommend it for all ages! Inside the large building is educational and has a lot of information on native tribes to Ecuador. Take the kids to the planetarium for a little stargazing and learning about our solar system. It is definitely a great attraction for sightseers and camera enthusiasts as well.... More 

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It's just a big block... I'd say it's one of those must-dos but don't get expectations too high. Plus, it's 7,5$...

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

Hello Regecca, Thanks for your comment. I would like invite you to visit the Ecuatorial Museum, the Middle of the World city is more than a monument. Regards! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was great although it's not actually the "real" equator. The monument and the photo opportunities were awesome. Would definitely recommend visiting here if you are near Quito. It's definitely a tourist spot rather than a "local" gem but it's definitely worth the visit.

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

Hello Jonathan, We´re glas to know you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for your rate and comment. Regards! More 

Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Once you've been to the actual equator site & museum this is a must see monument in a lovely setting. Adjacent to the museum but still impressive for photo opportunities bring your camera and ham it up with photos holding the globe. Good market stalls & eating places.

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

Hi CLW, Thanks for your rate and comment. We're glad to know you enjoyed your visit. Regards! More 

Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was great, the guide was very Knowledgeable and kept my attention, which is often hard to do. Worth the price of admission, I walked away satisfied that time was not wasted and knowledge was gained.

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

Hello Pastorm10, Thanks for your rate and comment. We're glad that you enjoyed your visit! Regards! More 

leics
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54 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting place a must if you are in Quito even if it is technically the wrong place. Takes 10 minutes.

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

Hello Bitt21, Thanks for your rate ando comment, we hope you've enjoyed yout visit. Regards! More 

Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What fun being able to experience this middle of the world- seeing the line dividing the hemispheres. The area is lovely, with quaint shopping stalls, restaurants and place to get your passport stamped officially as being here!

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

Hello Malt, Thanks for have visited "The Middle of the World City". We hope you enjoyed your visit. Regards! More 

New York
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121 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This a fascinating place to visit, where you can learn about the Equator! You also have the fun opportunity to put each of your feet in both hemispheres at the same time! It is well worth the visit, and can be appreciated by people of all ages! They also serve some of the best hot chocolate anywhere in Quito!!

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

Hello PatSynder, We're glad to know you've come back to Middle of the World and you enjoyed the way things look now. Thanks for your rate and comment. Regards! More 

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