My Father visited for a couple weeks recently. Our first trip out of Quito was to Mitad del Mundo.
Mitad del Mundo means "The Equator". Even though the equator runs through many cities around the world, Quito has become famous for it. Mitad de Mundo consists of one dominant monument, smaller monuments that lead up to it, a small village that has been constructed around the equator site. There are several little museums and cafes as well.