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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
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Autopista Manuel Cordova Galarza, San Antonio de Pichincha, Quito 170180, Ecuador
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Reviewed yesterday

this is very importune place for travelers. from ofiliya bus station you can get mundo bus every 20min. and its take 30-40min arrive. and entrance cost you $5. and in side have a history of Ecuadorian and few museums. and gift shops good place to...More

Thank vajira l
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our guide was very good and seemed to want to excite us about the location. Full tour is about an hour, which is too long. Gift shop was not overly pushed. Clean restrooms was a plus. Included in most tours.

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Do not be scammed by this monument! It is not the middle of the world! They give a ridiculous explanation, but it is a tourist trap! The real middle of the world is much less expensive and less crowded! It is very unassuming compared to...More

Thank Timoteo M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an unplanned stop on the way from Mindo to Quito,and I enjoyed visiting Mitad del Mundo more than I had expected. The guidebook mentioned that the monument isn't quite on the equator, but a hilltop marker on the equator is visible from the...More

Thank 135jbb
Reviewed 1 week ago

The line and monument are about 250 metres out (according to the latest military grade GPS tracking) but who cares. You can get the photos with a foot in each hemisphere and a good view from the top of the monument. Note you need to...More

Thank Howard B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a horrible tourist trap but how can you not go?? As my husband would say, the Earth isn't fully round and wind on its axis daily so any love you draw and call the equator would be wrong! This place is as good...More

Thank Millet02
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I read so many reviwes about Mitad del Mundo not being the best. To me it was amazing! It was in my bucket list and once I got there my heart was filled with happiness! I could not believe I was standing there! There were...More

Thank JessyG5953
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a unique place, lots of activities to go and plenty of little shops. Easily spent 3 hours there. You have to try to stand the eggs straight up, all the ships will sell you an egg for $0.25! Great for adults and kids, lots...More

1  Thank Joinnamibia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the double-decker tour bus from Plaza Foch in Quito on a Sunday to visit the Mitad del Mundo (MIddle of the World) tourist complex which lies just north of Quito. Even though the actual equator is roughly some 700 feet away from the...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a tour as part of a Galapagos cruise package. I thought it would be cheesy and touristy. Not so! There is a lot of interesting information about what happens at the equator. My favorite part was learning about the native people - there...More

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prettyvacant27
September 20, 2017|
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Response from tinykate04 | Reviewed this property |
We prefer AirBnB. Loads of beautiful apartments with security and close to restaurants, shops, and sites.
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raygawlak
July 20, 2017|
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Response from heyjudithz | Reviewed this property |
Have you tried contacting the museum?
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SVELMalta
May 26, 2017|
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Yes you can access walking
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