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Ingapirca Ruins, Ingapirca

#8 of 44 in Historic Sites in Ecuador
Ruin Historic Site
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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  • Despite being so close to civilization keeps the mysticism of the pre-Incan cultures. The access fee is under $2.00 p/p and includes the Guide. Nearby prices are really low.
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  • Ingapirca means Inca’s wall. This is Ecuador’s version of a mini Machu Picchu. You can take a group tour from $50-$65 or go on your own. I did the latter. Here is how to do it. You take the bus from t...  more »
  • Most of the ruins only have the foundation of the building left. Not too much to see. Took about 2 hours to drive here from cuenca, wasn't worth the trip for me.  more »

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