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La Mitad del Mundo
La Mitad del Mundo

La Mitad del Mundo

7.736 reviews
Sights and Museums, Landmark
Ranked #2 in Quito things to do
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Av. Manuel Córdova Galarza Km. 13/5 SN Quito, Ecuador
+593-2-239-4803 extn 115
http://www.mitaddelmundo.com/es/
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Just 30 kilometers from Quito you can find 'the middle of the world', 00'0'' latitude - the place where the Equator divides the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. The city called Mitad del Mundo ... Read more
(Middle of the World) has been made into a replica of colonial Quito and offers the tourist a wide range of attractions such as the ethnographic museum, an art gallery, a bullfighting ring, handicraft stores, and a cockpit amongst other things. This place is very commercialized and has a large flow of visitors, especially at weekends. Visitors can also enjoy the whole range of local cuisine. There are buses that leave from the north-central side of Quito and travel directly to this place, which is a must on any tourist's itinerary.

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Wichita, Kansas, USA

Middle of the world. Fun. Cute little shops. Very friendly. Visit replicated huts that represents culture

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It’s a great chance to get to know about history and a little bit of science! Though it’s a bit far from the downtown, you might not want to miss to visit this place.

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Nazareth

Besides the 'Real' museum of Mitad Del Mundo there's a small dirt road which leads to the low-budget museum I guess... But it is the best museum you'll ever be in, they let you try so many expirements to see the effects of the center of the universe and the equator line! Good luck!

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Foster City, California, USA

Center of the World as they call it, "The Equator Line" passes through this point where it is now a tourist attraction.

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, USA

Great place to check out. Learn about the equator and local history! The new museum attached to the site is wonderful as well.

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Anaheim, California, USA

A little too touristy for my taste...

Yet it's admirable what Ecuador has done with basically nothing but a place where the Equatorial line almost passes :D
A good place to relax, a family friendly location with pretty shops and restaurants that will leave you wondering why you drove all the way here, yet you can't deny it wasn't a good view from top.

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Seoul, South Korea

Pretty "touristy" but a popular spot in Quito. check out the museum down the street.

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Madison, AL

As the official museum for the equator, this was a nice touristy location for taking nice pictures of legs on both hemispheres. If you can check out the Itinan Museum instead for awesome demonstrations!

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Santa Rosa

This is more about that the feeling than about the place. I think it was pretty nice to know that we were at the place they defined the Ecuator years ago.
The weird thing is that there is two Ecuator, one calculated and the other one found with a GPS technologie. It is pretty confusing.

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Moss Beach

Our group hopped off the bus and checked out "The Equator." The big fun for us was arranging a photo where all 12 of us held hands in the center of the line, and straddling north and south. I'm a fan of theres sorts of places. A combination of the celebrity of it (I've been there!) and the absurdity. If you like this place check out the Royal Observatory near London, the home of Greenwich Mean Time, and Km 0 in Madrid.

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Come here to straddle the equator and take goofy pictures with your friends. The line marked at the big monument is not the actual equator, which is pretty funny, but your friends back home won't know that. Apparently the nearby museum, at the REAL equator (as calculated by modern GPS), is worth checking out, but it was closed when I visited. A word of caution, the public bus from the old town is not very reliable, takes a while and isn't the most pleasant experience. If I went again, I would suck it up and pay for a cab.

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San Francisco, California, USA

Although no longer really the middle of the world...as per GPS, La Mitad del Mundo is still an important monument in its own rite and is still attracting visitors from all over the world to visit.

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Frederick, Maryland, USA

Want to have your picture taken with one leg in each hemisphere (north/south)? This is the place to do it! Several miles north of Quito lies this monument to the equator, on the equator. And in a country named for the equatorial line that bisects it, it seems more than an appropriate stopover. Although a bit of a tourist attraction, there is a rather nice anthropological museum here and its a good chance to grab some indigenous crafts and try the local cuisine. A number of nearby restaurants serve "cuy", a traditional Ecuadorian dish better known to English speakers as grilled guinea pig...

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New York City, New York State, USA

The Equatorial monument is a curios landmark just outside Quito. In fact, it is a memorial built to honor the expedition that located the Equator line in the 18th Century. Though academics later found the actual line to be 240 meters off of the monument, it is still fun to explore. Handcrafts, souvenir shops and an Ethnographic Museum bring life to the site. But the most engaging activity is to stand with a foot on each side of the hemispheres for a perfect photo!

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Murnau

Fake. Nothing worked. Everything under construction.

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very food

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hola

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Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

:D OoOooO

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La Maná

EL TERMINAL NUEVO

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Local from Quito, Ecuador

Lugar lleno de cultura y armonía platos típicos y por supuesto mucha artesanía

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