Ruinas de El Shincal, Londres
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Discover the remote and little-known pre-Columbian ruins at Ruinas de El Shincal. Historically inhabited by Paziocas, the site became an Incan stronghold sometime between the 15th and 16th centuries. While not as grand as other Incan ruins in South America, the picturesque mountain vista and flat, accessible terrain make this an essential visit. Head up the Inca steps on the hills that flank the ruins for the best panoramic vantage point of the surrounding area. Take a camera along for the chance to capture roaming llamas in natural habitat. To visit Ruinas de El Shincal and get the most from your holiday in Londres, create itinerary details personal to you using our Londres family vacation planner.
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  • Great place to go knowing to the Incas, these Indians were not fools to choose places, the landscape is paradise, you can meet their culture, their temples, their viewpoints, altars and Thrones; and also how they stored their crops and how used their mortars for grinding what they harvested. If the guide that touches them does is ask for the Yuyo Inca a plant with a delicious smell.
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  • These ruins of Shincal de Quimivil are a few miles from London (Catamarca). It is an inca settlement, whose name comes from a small tree, the shinqui, covering the archaeological site by keeping it hidden for a long time. There are various structures serving different functions (pyramid of the Moon, Kallanka, Kancha) but the most spectacular and best preserved is the stairway to Heaven which leads to the pyramid of the Sun. There is much still to be done, but it is worth knowing.
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  • The visit from the Temple of the Moon is incredible, the vastness of the landscape of the inca city left me amazed! During the trip to the temple can also be other structures and fortifications, native plants, and llamas. I loved it!
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