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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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Nice Place....

Well, it is maybe not the Middle of the World, but a nice place to be seen. I was there and I enjoyed it for that moment...the restaurants inside are nice and you can have a good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
danyel1978
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Neudrossenfeld, Germany
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Axminster, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Well laid out but not much else to say. There is the plethora artisan shops all seling the same stuff. The ticket options were not obvious and the really surprising element at a major attravtion was the lack of linguistic skills at the ticket booth. Only Spanish.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Don't bother... is just a large monument surrounded by awful cafes and souvenir shops. Has little going for it and the museums on site are poor. My children did enjoy the playground though but not worth the effort.

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Neudrossenfeld, Germany
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Well, it is maybe not the Middle of the World, but a nice place to be seen. I was there and I enjoyed it for that moment...the restaurants inside are nice and you can have a good time...

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San Bruno, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Nothing exciting but a photo op with the new monument as well as the Unasur building. It is only a short walk to the Intinan Museum where the real equator line is so visit both.

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Cotacachi, Ecuador
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Go with an open mind. You are here to take pictures and show your friends. Go midweek when it isn't crowded. There is a nice bullfighting ring and an outdoor concert stage. Nice place for a concert at night. Good shopping. Be sure to bargain.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Though this is not the real middle of the world, it's still a neat little place to see. Definitely touristy though. I read somewhere recently that they are now building a park or monument or something to that effect of the real middle of the world (which is very close by and you can still go find)- so I hope... More 

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Cajamarca, Cajamarca, Peru
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

For some reason, we had trouble figuring out where to catch the bus and after some frustration paid $15 for a cab to the site. We up to a pavilion with some reflecting pools and a modern building and quickly realized it was just some building! An (obvious) short distance away was the ticket booth for the Mitad del Mundo... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

It is a nice place to visit but mostly for local souvenir shopping. The most boring thing is the time to buy ticket. It was veryyyyyy long queue. It took me more than 20 minutes to buy ticket for our group. There are not many things to see inside this open museum, except the center latitude 0"0"0" for photo. Though,... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I was lucky to be at the pachamama ceremony, where dancers offer grains, food to the protectors of the earth to have a good year of harvesting through the year It is unique experience to be where earth is divide the north from the south wow!!

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We actually stopped here travelling from Mindo to Quito with all of our luggage and it was no problem leaving the luggage at one of the restaurants for a few hours, promising when we return to have a meal there. It does a pretty spectacular monument and worth the visit. 200 m up the road there's another museum that is... More 

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