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Address: Autopista Manuel Cordova Galarza | Es un lugar recreativo, de danzas, artesanías, hístorico, San Antonio de Pichincha, Quito 170180, Ecuador
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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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Middle of the World Monument Tour from Quito
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Mitad del Mundo Half Day Tour

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It's so photogenic, you forget that its not exactly the Equator. :) Bring money with you, for the chocolate cafe and the numerous shopping opportunities- you can find everything... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's so photogenic, you forget that its not exactly the Equator. :) Bring money with you, for the chocolate cafe and the numerous shopping opportunities- you can find everything in the artisanal market in Foch, though. The store owners will be okay if you want to haggle.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I went there as part of a school excursion and it was okay because you are so close to the equator that you need to see it. In terms of what you see, it is okay. Don't have to go if you have a short stay in Quito.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An interesting visit if you are in the area. And, since there aren't too many places in the world where you can visit/learn more about the equator......why not. This however is not exactly on the equator (there is another museum nearby that is), but it is close. The museum in the monument spans several floors and describes different areas within... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Is a very nice place, where you can see the real midle of the world, and the jock (LOL) you have to go

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A popular Ecuadorian monument. Interesting historical museum. The full pass includes elevator to the top and the museum

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fun time! Clean and nice! TONS of little shops and places to eat. We spent the full day. The museums were enjoyable. We took a ton of pictures! Planning on going back again with my daughter that missed this trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're in Ecuador you must stop here; I mean really where else can you go to the middle of the world. It is well worth the drive and it doesn't consume much time so you can check it off your bucket list and get on with other sights in Quito.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the original middle of the world equatorial monument in Ecuador. It's $3.50 just to get in. It is very spacious and boasts beautiful landscaping, BUT it's not the "real" Equator. I was a little disappointed that I had to pay to see this old monument that is a fake. If you need to choose. I definitely recommend visiting... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Museum is 45 minutes from Quito, but worth the drive. If nothing else, you learn a ton of facts about the equator, things you never knew or probably forgot since middle school since we all live so far from the equator. The kids LOVED this place and the local tour guide gave us a 45 minute "walk through" with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful little town around the actual monument. Many great restaurants a artisanal shops for souvenirs. The museum inside the monument is very informative and up to date. There are 4 other museums as well. You can definitely make a day of the attraction.

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