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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...more
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Avenida Manuel Cordova Galarza KM. 13/5, San Antonio de Pichincha, Quito 170180, Ecuador
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The museum is so much more than just about the equator - there were scientific demos and large exhibit rooms about Quito, Ecuador, the Indigenous peoples, French explorers, miniature replicas, and augmented virtual reality videos featuring ancient art and the Galapagos animals.
It’s like having...More
We visited here twice in the space of 2 months. There are little museum's to look at, several places to eat and lots of shops that sell authentic items and gorgeous hand made clothes. We purchased our daughter quite a few jumpers and then went...More
Mitad del Mundo – this was a pretty cool place. It sits on the equator (or close to it now!!) and the monument is really spectacular. Lots of great science history explaining how they made the measurements to determine the equator runs right through Quito…lot...More
Great fun to visit, especially for kids. We took some memorable photos on the centre line of the world. Lat 00. You should get to the tower early because from about 11am the line is endless. There is a lift in the tower lobby, nobody...More
Booked several events, never heard about this monument until I arrived.
Interesting history, and great "coolness factor".
Tourist village with tasteful shops, museum and restaurants.
Great place to spend a few hours, vety well organized, not expensive.
Awesome photo opportunity, that you will want to...More
Mitad del Mundo lies directly on the equator line and offers so much more than just what is fact. It also has a number of informative museums that outline the mission to discover the equator line on earth. It also has a planetarium however this...More
Hi, I saw that the bus to Mindo goes past Mitad del mundo. If we go there by bus in the morning, is it easy to pick up the afternoon Mindo bus at Mitad del Mundo? Is it likely to be full (Tuesday)? Thanks for any advice.
April 07, 2011|
Hi, It is easy. If you do not get the Mindo bus you can take anyone going to Esmeraldas and get off at the "Y" of Mindo. You have pick ups there that can take you down to the town. Regards, AO
Mitad Del Mundo & Guide Etiquette (4 Replies)
Still not quite sure what to make of the MItad del Mundo since the reviews seem to be mixed but I think we will visit it anyways. We have hired a guide to take us there (and other places for the day) and have some questions... 1. Generally speaking, what is the etiquette for entrance fees and the guide? Are we typically expected to pay the guide's entrance fees at this or other sites that we go to? 2. Would we need the services of our guide inside the Mitad del Mundo site? Or is...More
November 13, 2011|
Are you are hiring a private driver or a tour guide? A driver will just wait in the car while you explore MdM (and yes, it's self-explanatory). A guide will escort you and provide additional information. When you contract with the guide, it should be made clear what the policy is regarding entrance fees; sometimes they are included in the quoted rate, sometimes not. Generally, whether you hire a driver or a guide, you will pay for the meals and he will eat with you. A tip at the end,...More
6 days in quito. Day trips?? (5 Replies)
I only have 6 days for Ecuador so I'm thinking of staying in Quito the entire time instead of running around (comments?). I'm looking for several day trip ideas. I know of Mitad del Mundo, Otavalo and Mindo. Other suggestions are welcome. Thanks.
October 06, 2009|
Why don't you follow up a 6 day trip moving around in between Quito, Mindo, Otavalo, Termas de papallacta, and Cotopaxi. In this way you can have a wider experience of every little aspect of the ecuadorian geography, climate zones and culture. Just staying in Quito isn't as nice as going around. Regards