Ciudad Mitad del Mundo

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Mitad del Mundo, Ecuador

Ciudad Mitad del Mundo Reviews

london110 london110
25 reviews
Centre of the World! Apr 09, 2013
I visited Mitad del Mundo in Ecuador in December 2009. This was obviously a must-see attraction while travelling in Ecuador. The Mitad del Mundo is located near Quito (capital city of Ecuador). The Ciudad Mitad del Mundo translates to "Middle of the World City". The 30-meter-tall monument is made of iron and concrete and covered with cut and polished andesite stone. This attraction is open all year round and is FREE to visit! It's a great feeling to be standing in the centre of the world! This attraction also features small stores to buy souveniers, a restaurant, cafes and live music! I visited on a cloudy/rainy day so I'm sure if you visited on a sunny day, your photos would turn out better!
My sis and I
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spocklogic says:
Photos look good and some nice cloud formations can add a mood rather than just a sunny day with blue skies.
Posted on: Apr 10, 2013
dieforu says:
So interesting place and so unknow was for me:)Thanks to u i know it now:)
Posted on: Apr 10, 2013
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jendara jendara
97 reviews
La mitad del Mundo Oct 28, 2010
In the near of Quito is located the point where it crosses the line of Ecuador or the line that divides the Northern Hemisphere to the Southern Hemisphere, is in this place that has built a ride called the city of the Middle of the World and It is therefore a must for walking tourist site.

At this point is the Monument to the Equator is a monument and observatory where you can see the surroundings.

It is interesting that being a stand on the line of Ecuador, one could have one foot in the northern hemisphere and another foot in the southern hemisphere.

In addition to visiting this place, near is the volcano's crater Pululahua, there are buses that leave from the city of the Middle of the World to the volcano crater Pululahua, a place that is really cute and a ride that you can not miss the visitor.

In Spanish:

Cerca de Quito se encuentra el punto por donde cruza la línea del Ecuador o sea la línea que divide el hemisferio Norte con el Hemisferio Sur, es en este lugar que se ha construido un paseo que se llama la ciudad de la Mitad del Mundo y por consiguiente es un sitio turístico obligado para pasear.

En ese punto se encuentra el Monumento de la Mitad del Mundo que es un monumento y observatorio desde donde se puede ver los alrededores.

Es interesante que al estar uno parado sobre la línea del Ecuador, uno pude tener un pie en el hemisferio norte y otro en el hemisferio sur.

Además de visitar este lugar, muy cerca esta el cráter del Volcán Pululahua, hay buses que parten de la ciudad de la Mitad del Mundo hasta el cráter del Volcán Pululahua, lugar que es realmente lindo y un paseo que no puede perderse el visitante.
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jendara says:
Gracias por el comentario:)
Posted on: Oct 29, 2010
LadyMaja says:
¡Muy interesante! ¡Gracias por compartirlo!
Posted on: Oct 29, 2010
jendara says:
Gracias por los comentarios, me falta aumentar algunos datos, fotos y traducirlo!!!
Posted on: Oct 28, 2010
yadilitta yadilitta
723 reviews
Middle of the world - Ciudad Mitad del Mundo Jul 14, 2009
The Equator line is the most important attraction in land Ecuador. Everyone has seen the famous Equator Monument, so it's a MUST to see it for real when you are in the country.

The Ciudad Mitad del Mundo is located north of the center of Quito. This place contains the Museo Etnográfico Mitad del Mundo (about indigenous ethnography); the famous 30m tall pyramidal monument (which actually doesn't mark the real Equator line) with each side facing a cardinal direction, inside it there is a small museum; other attractions such as a Planetarium, an amazing miniature model of Quito and restaurants. On weekends, you will see the Central square crowded with musical and cultural presentations for tourists.

Prices:

ticket is US$2,00 and if you want to visit the Planetarium too, you'll pay US$3

If you are driving you can park inside the park too. There's a flat fee, no matter how long you'll stay.

I recommend you to visit this place at noon, when it's sunny and you will be able to say "I was in the middle of the world at the middle of the day". Seriously, be ready to take lots of pics.
my entrance ticket. Just US$ 2!
if you buy a combination of ticket…
famous monument
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