Mitad del Mundo

City on the Middle of the World

In 1736 a French Geodesic Mission announced that the equatorial line passed through what is now called la Mitad del Mundo.

The exact location of the equator is sometimes debated.
The exact location of the equator is sometimes debated.

Recently the Ecuadorian government has built up the “city of the middle of the world” to include replicas of indigenous life from various regions, a museum to honor Oswaldo Guyasamin and even a tribute to the history of chocolate in Ecuador.

Learn about the history of cocoa in Ecuador and try some of the dark happiness.
Learn about the history of cocoa in Ecuador and try some of the dark happiness.
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