Ingapirca Ruins, Ingapirca

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Admire stunning feats of architecture at Ingapirca Ruins, the largest known Inca ruins in Ecuador. Built without mortar, as many Inca settlements were, the city's buildings have stayed upright throughout the centuries thanks to a perfectly interlocking network of stones. In fact, the city symbolizes something even more notable: the peaceful co-existence of the Inca and the indigenous Cañari people on the land. While the two cultures didn't really integrate, they maintained an amicable enough relationship, allowing each other to remain autonomous. Take a guided tour to learn more about the ruins, including the sun temple and observatory. Put Ingapirca Ruins and other Ingapirca attractions into our Ingapirca trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • If you only have one day trip to make from Cuenca, go to Las Cajas instead of Ingapirca. I do not regret going to Ingapirca, but I probably have slightly above average interest in ruins and had plenty...  more »
  • The day trip to Ingapirca included a couple of extra stops, one in a small town that had a Carnaval parade, and another in a mountain top church that was also a breeding and dying place for giant horn...  more »
  • It was a very pleasant experience, the coexistence of canaris with Inca, his magnificent temple only in America, the guide that we had, very educated, he answered all our questions, learned a lot of how they lived the pre-Columbian cultures, with more time can go to the face of the inca.
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