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Ingapirca Ruins, Ingapirca

(4.4/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Well done Museo of the site and integration of the cañari and Incan peoples. The ruins contain a moon and Sun temple of which the Sun temple remains. Good informative bi- lingual guides. The structure...  more »
  • We had a knowledgeable guide with good English. You have to have a guide (free) but you are given sufficient time to see the ruins. Whilst not much is left, it was really interesting and the guide bri...  more »
  • This are nice, but a bit disappointing if you have traveled to Manchu Picchu. Our guide supplied the history of the Ingapirca ruins on a brief visit to that site, while traveling north to Quito.  more »