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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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Fué un centro administrativo regional y capital de una provincia (wamani ) durante el período de dominio Inca entre 1471 y 1536.Tiene 23 hectáreas de superficie y más de 100 edificaciones: cinco estru... read more »Was a regional administrative centre and capital of a province (wamani) during the period of Inca domain between 1471 and 1536.Tiene 23 hectares of surface and more than 100 buildings: five rectangular structures of stone, one in the main square called Kallankas, circular enclosures used to store-Qollqas, Aukaipata or central public square. Two hills terraced of 25 m of height on both sides of the square are accessed by staircases. The East was Temple of the Sun. Ushnu or throne in the square (platform 16 side m and 2 m in height, with the shape of a truncated pyramid that is accessed by a staircase). In the surroundings there are rectangular sites used as residences. In addition the Inca Trail, paved to the West and an aqueduct that flows through the village. This archaeological site is situated 1,300 metres above sea level at the foot of the sierra. It has been declared Argentine national historic monument in 1997. It is in a town known as Cuna de la Nuez, something which is confirmed when he saw the amount of nogales - called London - of the Department Belén Pcia. Catamarca - ARGENTINA. WONDERFUL AND MAGICAL SITE!show original
El Shincal son ruinas arqueológicas de origen incaico en nuestro país. Únicas por sus dimensiones y estado de conservación. Muy buenos guías y un lugar imprescindible para entender la larga y dura res... read more »The Shincal are archaeological ruins of Incan origin in our country. Unique for its size and State of conservation. Very good guides and a place that is indispensable to understand the long and hard resistance to Spanish colonialism in America by native peoples. It is best to go early before 9 am to walk up the stairs of the Hill of the Sun or go to 17 pm. Only groups that have access to the rise. The best stay in London, a magical town full of walnuts, olive oil and local wine farms.show original
Las ruinas se encuentran cerca del pueblo Londres, esta muy bien señalizado el camino. Me sorprendió la infrasestructura, con un museo, sanitarios, un buffet. El recorrido es a pie y con un guía. Lame... read more »The ruins are near the village London, this very well-signposted road. I was surprised it infrastructure, with a Museum, toilets, a buffet. Travel is by foot and with a guide. Unfortunately that we had in luck was not very didactic, left us half way to find another group. The entire route is signposted and you can see the original part which is rebuilt. Ideal at this time is to visit it in the morning or in the afternoon on the issue of the heat.show original
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