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Mitad del Mundo

Autopista Manuel Cordova Galarza | Es un lugar recreativo, de danzas, artesanías, hístorico, San Antonio de Pichincha, Quito 170180, Ecuador
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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 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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Autopista Manuel Cordova Galarza | Es un lugar recreativo, de danzas, artesanías, hístorico, San Antonio de Pichincha, Quito 170180, Ecuador
+593 2-239-4803
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Reviewed September 14, 2016

Mitad del Mundo is a great way to spend and afternoon in Quito. Not the true equator line but a really nice monument and park, none the less. Be sure not to miss the nearby Intiñan Museum, which sits exactly at 0 latitude.

Thank Audra C
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Its a nice place to investigate. Has a few shops with nice local art and foods. You can get a real ecudorian special there, roasted guinea pig😮. Its well worth the short drive out of the city. Nice local fruit markets on the way. Great...More

Thank Kevin W
Reviewed September 12, 2016

sure, for the price you pay you will access a good place to have some decent food, see some interesting exhibits and enjoy a nice view. But several of the "experiments" they have on the tower are more simulations rather than real experiments, Just the...More

Thank Jorge B
Reviewed September 12, 2016

History of French search for equator is here but they missed it by 100 meters. Good restaurants and colorful native dancing but overrated. I prefer the real equator at Intanan museum 5 minutes walk north.

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed September 9, 2016

Glad I came, I almost didn't after reading some of the reviews. Agree you don't have to take a tour. Just grabed and cab and negotiated the rate to stay with us for five hours He took us to Mitad and Ortega museum for $45....More

Thank JadepearlToronto
Reviewed September 9, 2016

Its well short of an hour from Quito proper and well worth the trip out. The city has done a phenomenal job preserving yet sprucing up the interior of this location, and the iconic Mitad del Mundo, with its yellow equator line running the length,...More

Thank Ameet K
Reviewed September 9, 2016

Balancing an egg upside down on the head of a nail and weighing yourself to see the effects of how this differs from the great white north or just the beginning. Super indigenous museum inside of the Monument to the Equator.

Thank Bobmilkyway
Reviewed September 8, 2016

This is a beautiful monument and park celebrating 0.00 latitude. It is a MUST SEE in Ecuador. Probably the most significant geographical site. Plenty of little shops, local dancers, photo opportunities, souvenirs, and....the egg balancing nail. If you are patient, you can balance an egg,...More

Thank BocaGuy1234
Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

This attraction is one you should go to just to say you were there. It had some interesting displays, but I found it just a little boring. There are some nice shops. And there are some good restaurants...so I guess there's something for everyone. Nice...More

Thank lilredhenny
Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Mitad del Mundo is a must-see when visiting Quito, although there is some controversy. There are actually two separate locations to visit. One build by the French and one built by the native people. The one with the big monument seems to be the most...More

Thank HintonsOuttaTown
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Yes you can access walking
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Response from zoesailing | Reviewed this property |
There is! In fact, that's part of the tour. The line at the museum is the actual line, calculated by both the ancient Indian tribes and by GPS. We did both locations during our tour of the line, and the Initian museum was... More
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Response from stormcrowe | Reviewed this property |
We just took the city bus. Depending on where you leave from it takes about an hour with 2 transfers.