Pucara de Rumicucho

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Pucara de Rumicucho
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San Antonio de Pichincha La Mitad del Mundo, Quito 170150 Ecuador

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Mac93074
Milwaukee, WI19 contributions
Aug 2019
If you're near La Mitad del Mundo and if Inca ruins are your thing, it's worth a visit to Rumicucho. I'll warn you that it's a little hard to find but just ask anyone on the street, like we did, and they'll point you in the right direction. At just a dollar to get in, you can take a self guided tour of what's left of this Inca fort/lookout. Unfortunately, there is very little on site info about the place except for the welcome sign and a pamphlet that's completely in Spanish but if you try, you can use your imagination to go back 450 years and imagine what it was like there. Just the views and knowing that we were walking where Incas once did was pretty cool in itself. An extra bonus is that we had the whole place to ourselves, making our time there very quiet and peaceful.
Written August 4, 2019
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traveling2008
Houston, TX106 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
I would agree with others that this site is most informative and impressionable if you come with a guide or are otherwise well-informed about what you are viewing and seeing. Having an understanding of the placement and significance of the ruins offers a thoughtful insight into the Incas' settlement in this region. I found it a worthwhile visit, but am a bit of a nerd when it comes to archeology and anthropology.
Written February 28, 2019
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dixiepeach
Kansas City, MO8,111 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
We went here as part of a tour. The remains of the foundations of ancient buildings are here. There are some amazing views of the valley. We saw eagles soaring in the distance. It only takes about a half hour to tour here. A guide is helpful to let you know the history and significance of this area.
Written May 18, 2018
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Hrvoje Dario P
Varazdin, Croatia94 contributions
Dec 2015 • Solo
The ruins of Rumicucho made a very nice impression on me. It is basically an observatory and a platform that was used for both militaristic, astronomical, and ceremonial purposes. It consists of several terraces that continue one upon another. It is an amazing place to walk around, especially because of the great views. There is a mysterious energy there, and the fact that it is built on the equator makes it even more interesting. For me it was a very nice place to visit, even if without a guide.
Written November 6, 2016
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fohres
St. Paul/ Minneapolis127 contributions
May 2016 • Family
This place was very interesting with a guide to tell you about the significance and what used to be here. Without a guide it is just a couple rock wall outlines on the top of a hill.
Written July 4, 2016
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Andeangirl
Bonita Springs, FL34 contributions
Mar 2015 • Friends
You have to walk a bit a short distance to reach the site. Do not expect Inca ruins. Read up on the place before you go as there is little to describe what you are looking at. If you walk to the far end, you realize the strategic placement of this site, as you look far down into the gorge below.
Written February 29, 2016
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AnythingsFeazable
Brenham, TX77 contributions
Sep 2015 • Family
The views from this location are great. The walls that are left tell little as to all the history that they hold within. A neat place to realize how advanced ancient peoples have been.
Written September 25, 2015
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Rich B
London, UK671 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
Close to Mitad del Mundo and signposted, these ruins apparently date back to 500 BC. Be prepared they're very small and there are no boards to illustrate the history. So as independent travellers we knew nothing about the place - except that you could walk around some walls and get a view down the valley (when the wind wasn't blowing dust in your place). So for the US$1 entry fee, was it worth it? Yes. Is it worth a visit if you're at Mitad del Mundo? Perhaps, especially if you want to lose all the people. Worth a visit from Quito on its own? Unequivocally no.
Written July 27, 2015
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south American E
Quito, Ecuador58 contributions
Jul 2014 • Friends
If you want to see all the ancient spots around Quito, this one is on your list. Interesting if you have a guide or a knowledgeable person. Otherwise, some great vistas but Little architecture to examine except low walls. You might add this to a day at Intinan.
Written July 10, 2014
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VerCit3
Quito, Ecuador205 contributions
Nov 2012 • Family
There is not much to see, it has plenty of history and significance, but the ruins are just a litlle rock complex in the middle of the world, if you are already there, pay a visit, if not, don´t sweat for it.
Written May 16, 2013
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