Mitad Del Mundo

Mitad Del Mundo, San Antonio de Pichincha: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Mitad Del Mundo Reviews: 4/5

Mitad Del Mundo
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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
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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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Rodney B
Waukesha, WI1,101 contributions
Middle of the World, Almost
Oct 2021 • Family
We took a taxi from Quito Old Town to here. We also visited El Museo Intinan, the real Equator line. The driver waited for us and charged $35 for the round trip to both the tourist middle of the world and the geographic equator at Museo Intinan. You enter to a large sign like many cities have. There are any gift shops as well as a train, a chocolate shop, playground and restaurants. There is a yellow line running down the center of the property. Follow it to the monument. There are stairs and an elevator going up nine floors to the top of the monument. If you take the elevator up be sure to walk the stairs down as there are displays at each level explains the area and it's history, as well as the galapagos and the country as a whole. Worth visit, but be sure to visit the real equator while you are there.
Written November 1, 2021
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Xphile1067
New Orleans, LA167 contributions
Middle of the World!
Sep 2021
Whether you go on a tour or take a taxi/Uber there, this is a must see, when in Quito. The official and "unofficial" site of the middle of the world are located here. Gorgeous views and numerous "experiments" and museums will keep you occupied for most of the day!
Written October 28, 2021
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Erin F
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Great way to learn Ecuadorian culture!
Oct 2021 • Couples
We had a great trip through Viator/Grey Line tours. Our guide Irene was very informative and kept the trip fun and upbeat. We were there for about 2 hours which was enough to go through the museum (tower), take pictures, and tour the surrounding shops.

We knew in advance this wasn’t the actual center of the earth, but learning about the history and cultures of Ecuador made the trip worth it.
Written October 9, 2021
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mrc282
Washington, DC2,901 contributions
A little cheesy
Jul 2021
I find Mitad del Mundo a little cheesy. It is a site with a collection of museums, eateries, and souvenir shops. It is alright, a place to go for one time and that's it. You probably need 2h max. The entrance fee is $5.

Then, I walked over to Museo de Sitio Intinan

There are probably better places to visit in Quito but I am only in town briefly so this is a good distraction all in all.

I took uber from La Mariscal to here. $6 for a 45 minutes ride, sign me up!
Written August 18, 2021
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Lorraine
Chamonix, France35 contributions
It was OK; Preferred The Museo De Sitio Initian
Aug 2021
The area is well organized and great attention to hygiene (COVID19). Plenty of little shops. Some of the demonstration equipment wasn’t working or not very well maintained.
Food was very good in the restaurant and good value too.
I did enjoy it, but preferred the Museo De Sito Initian a short walk away from the Mitad Del Mundo by by a long way. Great demonstrations by the guide. Nicely laid out. Would have been a shame to have missed out the second place.
Written August 3, 2021
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mingfatsai
Grand Island, NE4,209 contributions
We were there!
Jun 2021
It's a landmark to prove "I was there!" The whole place was mostly closed but it appears to be mostly cheap, touristy shops and a photo op. Thankfully, we did not go into the area that required payment.
Written June 26, 2021
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AgeTM
Germany9 contributions
Disappointing hospitality
Mar 2021
Poor experience. Expensive parking and entrance fees. Unfriendly service. Even not builded on the right geographical place. But, too proud and ignorant to learn a little bit about sense of hospitality. Show must go on!
Written April 6, 2021
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Elaine H
Galway, Ireland69 contributions
Unique but memorable :)
May 2020 • Couples
We actually visited this in March 2020 as the pandemic escalated. It was one of the few sites we got to prior to departure home. Bucket list place I have wanted to go to. We did it as part of a day trip to a market, biscuit factory & a volcano. Our hostel Traveler’s house organised it last minute and it ran very well.
Written April 4, 2021
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Ed J
Phoenix, AZ91 contributions
Very Overrated
Mar 2021
This is kind of a made up attraction. Yes, it is at 00 degrees latitude, but so are all the other points on the Equator.
Written March 27, 2021
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WilliamDickerson
Tallahassee, FL236 contributions
On the tip of a nail.
Mar 2021
Middle of the World! This is a fun park for it offers a lot of different things to do. There is of course the main attraction and the monument, but there is plenty of history as well. There is information on Ecuador and its regions and people. Also information on how the Indians built there homes pre Spanish and after. Also a little bit about chocolate and how it became so big in that part of the world.
Written March 21, 2021
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