Mitad Del Mundo — the Middle of the World — is a pretty sweet landmark. Yeah, it’s touristy (because it’s cool). Yeah, new technology shows it’s not “quite” the exact spot where the world is divided in half. Yeah, I don’t care. As far as I’m concerned, I’ve straddled the equator. As I was walking toward the monument, I was trying really hard to pay attention to the entire space. But really, I was just looking for that yellow dividing line.
Heads up — that’s not a zero, as in “zero degrees latitude.” That’s an “O,” as in “Oeste” (Spanish for “West”).
You can take an elevator to the top of the monument, and the views are pretty cool from up there, too.
As you descend the stairs, there are various landings where Ecuador’s history and culture are on display. Once you’re back on the outside, the grounds surrounding the monument are dotted with souvenir shops, museums, and a planetarium.
Here’s the site map.
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I think it speaks for itself.