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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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A must when in Quito

Quito means center of the Earth. 2000 years ago, the indigenous people of Ecuador identified that there was something special about where Quito is today. In 1736, a French... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Cartagena, Colombia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Quito means center of the Earth. 2000 years ago, the indigenous people of Ecuador identified that there was something special about where Quito is today. In 1736, a French expedition measured and identified the center of the world. With today's measuring tools, the line is slightly different, however, the visit is still a must.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is an iconic place in Ecuador. Ciudad Mitad del Mundo has the monument that resembles that you are right at the half of the world and a lot of commerce built around it. It also has some shows some times. Inside the monument you can find a little museum and you can climb to the top so you can... More 

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Quito
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

When I first visto Quito Mitad de Mundo was one of the first tourist attractions I visited. I had only read about the middle of the world in books before. The very best part for me was hearing and seeing where the 400 Ecuadorian live down below in this crater formed 100's ago. They only receive their water from when... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The museum is approximately 15 miles from downtown Quito and will take 30-45 minutes, depending on traffic. This outside museum is the actual GPS 00 latitude longitude. A tour guide will walk you through the exhibits and give a brief, interesting, explanation of the history of the Ecuadorian people. Once at the actual equator you have the opportunity to preform... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

On 03/28/15 we went to the Middle of the World and took many pictures in the monument that represent the middle of the earth in the equator line , north and south hemispheres. We tasted the coconuts ice cream but we can not only buy one, we buy three it for each of one of us.It was very excited to... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I have been to the middle of the world in Kenya, but it has nothing on this. This is an activity and adventure. So historic with many activities to actually feel the effects of the equator. The main monument is not along the equator, but just to the north is where the equator runs and all the activities are set... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We visited as part of a tour. I was pleasantly surprised. We didn't spend a lot of time here, but I think it is worth visiting especially if you have kids. My kids were amazed that they were at "the center of the world". Although technically not the center, but close enough. A lot of nice shops and very reasonable... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I went with QuitoTourBus and they promised a tour in Spanish and English. The English was minimal as no one involved spoke enough English to tell us everything that was said in Spanish. It was maddening. It was interesting to visit the equator - as I had not done so before. But the time there was wasted. Not much to... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The site has grown. There are museums, shops and restaurants. The central tower has a viewing platform on top, by elevator and as you go down the interior there is a history of Ecuador. It was well worth the trip.

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Detroit
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

A real tourist trap. We wanted to do the classic equator photo, even though we knew that this isn't the real equator. It is a large, sprawling tourist attraction. We went when it first opened in the morning so at least we didn't have to stand in line.

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