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- 84%History Buffs
- 84%Family Travelers
- 73%Local Culture
- 63%Spiritual Seekers
- 51%Green Travelers
- 51%Business Travelers
User Reviews (24 Reviews)
- La Mitad del MundoMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersGreen Travelers+ 3Feb 14, 2014
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.
- La Mitad del MundoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 16, 2013
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.
- La Mitad del MundoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jul 11, 2013
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.
- La Mitad del MundoMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 3Aug 05, 2012
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.
- La Mitad del MundoMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesBackpackers+ 1Jul 05, 2012
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!
- La Mitad del MundoMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersGreen Travelers+ 1Jul 04, 2012
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...
- La Mitad del MundoMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersLuxury Travelers+ 2Jul 03, 2012
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!