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Ecuador is a country full of interesting places that attract tourists from all over the world. But there is no doubt that when you talk about Ecuador the majority of people immediately relate it to the Middle of the World. In the city of Quito there is a place called that and also it has a museum that bears the same name, inside which you can test the magnetic forces of the earth that make this place so special.
Keep reading to know all the attractions that are in this interesting Museo Mitad del Mundo and also other attractions that you can see in the same city.
The Museo Mitad del Mundo is located in the city of the same name, which is in the parish of San Antonio de Pichincha in the Metropolitan District of Quito, 13.5 kilometers from the capital of Ecuador.
To get to this museum, first you need to get to the Mitad del Mundo city. First you must take the Metrobús system that goes to the north of Quito and get off at the final station De la Ofelia. Once there you must take the integrated bus called “La Mitad del Mundo”. This bus will drop you right at the entrance for a couple of coins.
The hours of attention to the public are from Monday to Sunday from 09.00am to 18:00 pm.
The entrance fee is USD 3 for adults, USD 1.50 for children and seniors.
In this interesting museum you’ll be able to learn about the arrival of the French Geodesic Mission to Ecuador, in order to measure the meridian arc and do the work of building the equatorial monument that can be seen today in the city. They were also in charge of the construction of the Ciudad Mitad del Mundo complex.
In the same way you’ll be able to see the ethnographic exhibition of the different indigenous groups of the Coast, Highlands and Jungle of Ecuador.
During your visit to the Museum, you’ll appreciate the interactive floors that are part of the new image of the Equatorial Monument. In this way you will be able to check more phenomena of being in the Middle of the World.
These are the interactive floors inside the Museum and with which you’ll get to know the experience of finding yourself on the equator that divides the world in two.
Apart from going to the museum, in the Middle of the World City, there are other attractions that you should not miss, such as the first virtual reality Planetarium in Ecuador. And if you go on a weekend to this interesting city, it is quite likely that you’ll come across various artistic and cultural events in its streets. It will be a great opportunity to appreciate traditional dances up close !.
Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Mitad del Mundo museum and be surprised by the variety of phenomena that you can witness as a result of the forces of the Earth.
For more information about other interesting places you can visit in Ecuador, click here and discover the best places to visit in this beautiful country in South America.