"La Mitad del Mundo" San Antonio by filipdebont

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One of the most visited tourist sites is La Mitad del Mundo. Translated : The middle of the world.

That is also the reason how Ecuador got its name, as it lays on the Equator.

There is a monument is placed on the Equator. This Mitad del Mundo is located in San Antonio, a small village 23 km North of Quito.

  • Last visit to San Antonio: Jul 2003
  • Intro Updated Jan 18, 2004
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  • unravelau's Profile Photo
    Mar 24, 2005 at 9:05 PM

    I had heard of San Antonio but before reading your page, knew little about it. Thank you for the interesting tips and pics. I related to the comment about wanting to see a place but not being able to get there. They must not place much emphasis on tourism

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Feb 6, 2004 at 8:07 AM

    Enjoyable reading for San Antonio. You certainly are well traveled. Your style is interesting and easy to follow. I like the personal touches. Great photographs too.

  • cadzand's Profile Photo
    Jan 27, 2004 at 11:04 AM

    So Mitad del Mundo isn't really Mitad del Mundo ? Great experience anyway.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2004 at 1:51 AM

    Haha, I never was in southern hemisphere yet but I hope to go there - maybe just at this place or... 8 km further north!

  • andal13's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2004 at 7:23 PM

    Very inter-hemispheric page! "La mitad del mundo" is not a tourist trap... it is a scientific mistake! ;-)

  • Brokie's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2004 at 3:15 AM

    Standing on the Equator, what a great experience


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