Mitad Del Mundo

One cannot visit Ecuador without taking the opportunity to stand exactly on the middle of the globe. It is a unique and fascinating once-in-a-lifetime experience! Only forty minutes from Quito by bus, this site is a definite must-see during your time in Ecuador. 

Hundreds of years after the indigenous people of Ecuador had established Catequilla as the middle of the world, a French expedition came to confirm their previous measurements. In the dusty foothills of the Equinoctial Andes, this a great square pyramid monument marks the equator as the center of our planet Earth. The central monolith is decorated with a globe surrounded by a silver ribbon representing the equator. The globe is situated according to the true position of the Earth.