Ruinas de El Shincal, Londres

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#2 of 16 in Historic Sites in Province of Catamarca
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. Put Ruinas de El Shincal into our Londres online holiday planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Londres.
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  • The Inca ruins of the Shincal do not match those of Machu Picchu.... Having said that, I am glad that an archaeological recovery work is done from this Inca citadel in our country. The guides are didactic, practical and make the visit enjoyable with approximate hour and a half walk.
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  • We went with my family, the place is beautiful. The landscape, the trees, the silence. You can see remains of the Inca empire, its constructions that give clues to its lifestyle. The guide was very friendly and gave interesting information about the medicinal properties of Shincal trees. The food is very good and is served with great kindness. The museum is worth a visit.
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  • Although with many sectors still under investigation, what is open to the public gives a good idea of what the constructions were like on site. Well-marked trails, with guided tours and a small museum. Recommended
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  • Fantastic! Guess it's the southest Inka city ever found. Though small compared to Peruvians, it has all an important city of that civilization had to have. Please ask for Rosa in the ticket office at the entrance to guide your visit!
  • Ancient ruins of the southernmost Inca Empire settlement near Londres, Catamarca. Great trek and museum.
  • Unbeatable way to learn about an aborigin city remains in South America, second in importance compared to Machu Pichu. Wonderful experience to hiking around this site. You'd better have suitable outfit and trainers to enjoy all of it: unique moments. Tour guides can help you but you can get brochures to take the tour on your own. Restrooms and other facilities are worth noting.
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  • Excellent place, you get to notice how they lived, you notice the difference of the rebuilt with the ruins. The one hour tour is very quiet and easy to do. The entrance is paid by the elderly only $100, children do not pay.
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