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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. Plan to see Ingapirca Ruins and other attractions that appeal to you using our Ingapirca trip generator.
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  • Our English speaking quide took us through the ruins and explained in detail the history of this historic site. Very impressed, especially with the "Temple of the Sun". 
  • A fascinating set of pre Inca ruins. A local guide takes you around the ruins, bringing them alive. We were fascinated to see just how sophisticated the building techniques and astronomic detailing wa...  more »
  • At the beginning of January I returned to Ingapica, after long years. The first time that I visited the site I marveled the Temple of the Sun. This second time struck me in the same way but now the entire ensemble. In Ingapirca we have access not only to an archaeological site but to the magnificent history of the Azuy, not only in times of the inca culture but also battle-hardened culture canari (visible in the two types of stone used and the different forms used by each community). It is not only well reconstructed somewhere but very well presevado and kept. The most important of Ecuador. In a very large space you can visit Ingapirca with the help of local guides, which in addition to giving the relevant information from each sector and function serving the city as well as the time and culture to which corresponded, make it a plus of pride and subjectivity to the story, what enhances and makes the journey through the history of the archaeological site more interesting. The Temple of the Sun is the strawberry of the dessert, without doubts, but the menu consists in many dishes by which carries it visit: rooms, spaces common, places ritual, spaces of work with mortars and tools, places of observation astronomical, and the auction with the Temple of the Sun that allowed organize it life economic and productive of it community. Is essential the visit to Ingapirca: means go is in the heart of the Ecuador itself.
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