MITAD DEL MUNDO ETHNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and holidays from: 9:00 to 18:00
+593 2 394 804 / 394 806 ext. 115
Av. Manuel Córdova Galarza, km 13,5 San Antonio de Pichincha
Sitio web http://www.mitaddelmundo.com
Adults 3,00 USD/ childrens and senior citizens 1,50 USD. People with special abilities 1,50 USD
Stand inside the monument to the equator, catch a panoramic view of the are at the top of it and visit its museum for a brief overview on what makes Ecuador such a fascinating country.
One approaches the 30-meter monument of the Equator along a cobble stoned path, lined with the busts of the 1736 expedition members. This centrepiece straddles the Equator itself. From it a painted line extends, marking the Equator for all to see. At 0-0’-0” latitude, one can stand astride the equatorial line, one foot in the northern hemisphere, the other in the southern.
Inside the trapezoidal monolith of Mitad del Mundo lies the Ethnographic museum, dedicated to the different ethnic groups that inhabit Ecuador. Each nationality is shown in their typical dress with descriptions of their daily lives. The nine levels of the monument create a path representing the most important communities in the country. There is also an exhibit showing the varied resources the country’s four diverse regions provide. Ascend to the top of the “middle of the earth”, touch the globe and take in the stunning landscape of the surrounding countryside.