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Address: Autopista Manuel Cordova Galarza | Es un lugar recreativo, de danzas, artesanías, hístorico, San Antonio de Pichincha, Quito 170180, Ecuador
Phone Number: +593 2-239-4803
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Fun for a photo

The museum at the actual equator is much more interesting but photos are fun here. Our guide walked us through quickly since there was not much to see here. The history of who... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum at the actual equator is much more interesting but photos are fun here. Our guide walked us through quickly since there was not much to see here. The history of who picked the spot for the equator was the most interesting part.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I enjoyed my visit in Mitad del Mundo very much. The workers are so friendly, the attractions super entertaining and educative. And the monument... A must see attraction!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not the real equatorl line. Not the middle of the world. All the experiments conducted there (that are supposed to have something to do with the equator) are fake. Fake egg on a nail etc. The museum was not impressive and it seemed quite deserted. Also - in case I didn't mention - FAKE. It just feels fake. Like Disneyland... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited it quickly, beautiful and very organized stores, we wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy the restaurants there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I was here this site is amazing. You can go from quito center in the public trasport; you can use Metro Q until the last station .. here you take a bus until middle world . You should pay 3.5 USD for access general or 7 USD for full access so you can inside to museum and tower . But... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Step into the southern hemisphere and back to the northern one. Find out about the native lives and crafts. A very interesting living museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This site is amazing cause you have a sensation you are in the middle world. .. For me this experience was great full cause always I wanted visit this site. Complex is cold there are stores full of souvenirs and history things . You can acces from Quito's center in bus . You can take a bus name Metro Q... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice monument with history dating back to the 1600's. A great place for photos, and definitely a place built for tourists. It's a "replica" city full with a town square, shops for souvenirs, and restaurants. The juxtaposition is right near the shanties (that you can see from the top of the monument).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see if you are travelling to Ecuador. The views from the top of the monument are beautiful! There are lots of places to eat and shop around the monument and the atmosphere is generally great! I would also recommend trying the zumo de caña. I was unsure about trying it but it was very nice and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even this place is a bit miss calculated, almost on the equator :) The place is well designed, do not miss the museum in the big monument! There is an impresive full panorama from the top level! Go up with the elevator, but coming down on the stair: all way long is an interactive exhibition!

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