Mitad del Mundo (Original), San Antonio de Pichincha

3.6
#4 of 73 in Museums in Ecuador
Stand between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres at Mitad del Mundo (Original), 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 (Original) at the forefront of your travel plans using our Quito trip app .
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  • The Mitad del Mundo is nothing spectacular. Learn something about the Ecuadorian provinces, but without great depth in the monument itself. The entire system is oriented for my taste only on tourism and sales of souvenirs, not least by the many Verkaufspavillions.
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  • It is worth booking a late to the Mitad del Mundo. Far from the Center, but we went from uber and back by bus. It's still a bit difficult in Quito (uber only existed for +/-4 months. Symbolic place, yielded good photos, cafes and craft shops there.
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  • This place is a magnificent tourist attraction that has enough information about the division of the world into 2 hemispheres
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  • It's nice to winged also have a kfc
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  • It is a good place to buy necessary
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  • Some new cashiers are unaware of the billing system and others place all within the same case since things frozen up to shampoo, toothpaste they don't know how to pack but new people who enter before preparing them better!
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  • A very nice place
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  • Dnd is almost all economic and d in San Antonio
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