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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  • Very interesting site, and well taken care of that enjoyed by the Guide's explanations. A tale of two cultures (Inca and Canar) and traces that are left. Interesting in the end also continue along the path outside (cara del Inca).
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  • No less than 6 times I've gone to this place and always return overwhelmed by something new. The place is located 75 Km from Cuenca, there are tours from the city, the road is fully paved and in good condition. By adult admission was $2.00, includes guided tour group of 8 people in our case. The Guide really knew much about cultures, was able to answer all the concerns and cordiality. The guided tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. The place itself is wonderful, if the weather is good is much more appreciated, is steeped in history of the Cañari and Inca, well-preserved cultures mix. Almost all of the inhabitants of the surrounding area are generally kind, to take photos, ask for reasonable tips. There are no bathrooms inside the complex, or on the way to the face of the inca, not landfills. There are shops and places to eat and souvenirs.
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  • The ruins are an Inca temple built on the Inca trail to Cusco. The temple was built on top of a pre existing development and whilst only the footings remain they give you a good idea of the layout.  more »

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