Mitad Del Mundo, Quito

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Must see · Landmark · Tourist Spot
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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  • We took a taxi from Quito Old Town to here. We also visited El Museo Intinan, the real Equator line. The driver waited for us and charged $35 for the round trip to both the tourist middle of the...  more »
  • Whether you go on a tour or take a taxi/Uber there, this is a must see, when in Quito. The official and "unofficial" site of the middle of the world are located here. Gorgeous views and numerous...  more »
  • This place is a must if you are in Quito. Clean and organized you will easily find everything you want. Artistic gallery, beer museum, cacao museum and an experimental room where you can play around with gravity and know more about what is like being I the real middle of the world. People are kind and always willing to support/guide you. Take your passport so you can have it stamped!
  • the elevator was out of service but nevertheless, the tower was well worth the visit. stunning views, helpful tour guides, delicious food at the restaurants and great souvenirs at a good price. you could spend a whole day here, it’s worth it!

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