Where is the real Mitad del Mundo?
|Ciudad Mitad del Mundo|
|Wikimedia | © OpenStreetMap|
|Type||Museum park and monument|
|Location||San Antonio parish, Quito, Ecuador|
Where is the real equator line in Ecuador?
The Equator line is located just 26 km (16 miles) north of Ecuador’s capital city, Quito. With a little planning it’s easy to get to, and makes for a fun ½ day out and about. Keep reading to learn how to get to Mitad del Mundo, plus what to see & do when you’re there.
Is there an actual line at the equator?
The Equator is an imaginary line around the middle of the Earth. It is halfway between the North and South Poles, and divides the Earth into the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
What does the word Ecuador mean?
The country’s name means “Equator” in Spanish, truncated from the Spanish official name, República del Ecuador ( lit. “Republic of the Equator”), derived from the former Ecuador Department of Gran Colombia established in 1824 as a division of the former territory of the Royal Audience of Quito.
What countries lie on the equator?
The Equator passes through 13 countries: Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Sao Tome & Principe, Gabon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, Maldives, Indonesia and Kiribati. At least half of these countries rank among the poorest in the world.
Where is Mitad del Mundo in Quito?
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… TripAdvisor has been notified.
What is the difference between the Museo de sitio intinan and Mitad del Mundo?
The Museo de Sitio Intinan is a lot more fun than the Mitad del Mundo, because there are more interactive displays. There are exhibitis about Ecuadorian culture featuring replicas of totem poles, real shrunken heads and the dead body of an enormous snake.
Where is the equator in Quito?
The equator is located around 14 miles north of Quito, near San Antonia De Pinchincha. You could take a half day tour there for between $9 and $30 depending on how exclusive the tour is. However, we decided to do it on our own and take the bus.
How to get to the equator in Ecuador?
The equator is located around 14 miles north of Quito, near San Antonia De Pinchincha. You could take a half day tour there for between $9 and $30 depending on how exclusive the tour is. However, we decided to do it on our own and take the bus. There are regular buses that are marked “Mitad del Mundo” (Middle of the World).