The Ruins of Todos Los Santos

The Ruins of Todos Los Santos

The Ruins of Todos Los Santos
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,578 contributions
Feb 2020
The ruins on the northern Tomebamba river bank are not far from Puente Roto. They show the remnants of stone structures built by the Cañari people. In 1533 they were defeated by Inca ruler Atahualpa. The Cañari had chosen to support his brother Huáscar. Later on they collaborated with the Spanish. Another ill fated decision. As a result not much is left of the once advanced Cañari culture.

The ruins are closed most of the time, but well visible from behind a low fence.

As other reviewers have remarked the ruins have nothing to do with the nearby Iglesia de Todos Santos.
Written February 20, 2020
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Rik G
Upper Hutt, New Zealand90 contributions
Feb 2016
nice church, you must do the tower. It offers a nice view on the city, and is less crowded than the cathedral. After climbing up and down, you have a coffee bar just round the corner..
Written February 17, 2016
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kec2150
3 contributions
Aug 2015
While a beautiful church and definitely worth a visit if in Cuenca, Ecuador (the street is actually Calle Larga as mentioned here), this church is not in Cuenca, Spain.
Written August 9, 2015
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AnaLindaM
Boston, MA9 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
It was hard to see what 3 layers of history it refers to, but got to the church and up tot he bell tower for an astonishing view
Written March 24, 2018
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0505LiveLife2014
Las Vegas, NV317 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
This attraction s located on Calle Large just above the river Tomebamab. It's a beautiful structure has a small square that you can stop relax and have a lunch.
Written July 17, 2017
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Jarko2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,749 contributions
Jul 2017 • Solo
According to everything published, this museum is open from 9-1 and from 3-6. Only it isn't. I came three days running at different times and the doors were always locked and bolted. Ringing the bell made no difference. There are some outdoor ruins you can see from the street without visiting the museum, but they are really worthless. If you find the museum ever open, please post a review!
Written July 4, 2017
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eaglecadd
Kailua-Kona, HI352 contributions
Nov 2016 • Couples
This church is quite beautiful especially at night. The building is very professionally lit which makes it really stand out on the hill above the river at night.
Written November 10, 2016
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC5,819 contributions
Sep 2016 • Solo
I was the only visitor during my visit. Yadira, the guide on duty gave me a very personalized tour. She explained the history of the church ( Canaris, Incas, and Spaniards), original and replacement materials used during the renovation, floorings, statues, baptismal font, etc.

We went to the Choir Area and Bell fry, climbing narrow and spiraling steps. She opened all the windows, making me see the old and new parts of Quito. There was loud music coming out from the festivities in the park near by.

School and nuns- The school has about 280 students and the nuns still live behind this attraction.

I'm so thankful that I visited this church and met Yadira. This attraction offers not only ruins, but some more!
Written September 24, 2016
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Sara M
Austin, TX26 contributions
Mar 2016
The guide was cordial and very informative. This is a beautiful, smallish church located on the main river. When they renovated the church, they kept some of the old mud walls and runs, and have plexiglass over them so you can see them. The indoor pillars are actually all Eucalyptus trees with a frame around them. Fascinating history. Be sure and go up to the top. Good for the family.
Written March 26, 2016
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martha5447
nj117 contributions
Feb 2018 • Solo
While out for a walk, I passed the church while a Mass was taking place. I walked inside and stayed for a bit. It was full and really quite beautiful, including the music.
Written March 11, 2018
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