Mitad Del Mundo, Quito

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Stand between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres at Mitad Del Mundo, marked by a compass-like monument erected to show the exact location of the Equator. Stand with one foot on either side of the line for a unique photo opportunity, and get your passport stamped to say you've visited the Earth's midpoint. Here's the thing, though--it's not the real Equator, as the park's designers missed it by about 250 m (820 ft). Put Mitad Del Mundo at the forefront of your travel plans using our Quito trip app.
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  • This is a fun outing that should be paired with Intiñan Site Museum, which is in the next property. You can walk between the two. For Mitad Del Mundo, I was surprised at how big this attraction is.....  more
    This is a fun outing that should be paired with Intiñan Site Museum, which is in the next property. You can walk between the two. For Mitad Del Mundo, I was surprised at how big this attraction is.....  more »
  • In the province of Pichincha, north of the city of Quito, is the renowned city Mitad del Mundo. This place is mainly known for its monument to the middle of the world, as it highlights the exact... 
    In the province of Pichincha, north of the city of Quito, is the renowned city Mitad del Mundo. This place is mainly known for its monument to the middle of the world, as it highlights the exact...  more »
  • A very interesting place filled with history of the people who have contributed to this site. There's another place in the area about 35 km from there where the latitude is 0 0 0--part of the... 
    A very interesting place filled with history of the people who have contributed to this site. There's another place in the area about 35 km from there where the latitude is 0 0 0--part of the...  more »
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  • Interesting place with a lot of information (in English too). There was a small group of indigenous huts, that held family, farming, and hunting tools. Plenty of shops and restaurants (the food was a bit on the high side). You could walk up the inside of the tower and read, and look at large photos, of the heritage of Ecuador. The entrance fee was $5 ($2.50 for seniors 65 and older). Worth the drive.
  • I went here in late July 22, and it was fairly busy. Great outdoor location. I was expecting to find just a monument so I was surprised to see all the fauna and shops within. Entrance is $5pp adult and half for 12 and under. So worth every penny. Enjoy!
  • You MUST visit this place if you go to Quito. Museum was great and there are so different sites to see along the way. I recommend a tour guide so you can understand all the wonderful things here. Be prepared to shop. All things were reasonably priced
  • Worth visiting! $5 entrance, beautiful location, many stores, and places to see. The monument was beautiful and the inside was very interesting. Highly recommend visiting the craft beer museum in there as well. $6 for a flight of 4 craft beers. The equator line was lots of fun even though it’s not the “real” line. If you’re set of seeing the legit one you can find it in the museum 200 meters away.
  • I've been surprised by the variety of activities around, there's a couple of museums, though I would prefer them to be bigger. The middle of the world is quite a big monument, and you can walk to the top. Many restaurants, good coffee, and a lot of handcrafts. It's worth visiting. The entrance is just $5.

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