The Ruins of Todos Los Santos

The Ruins of Todos Los Santos, Cuenca

The Ruins of Todos Los Santos

The Ruins of Todos Los Santos
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,559 contributions
Remnants of Cañari civilization
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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AnaLindaM
Boston, MA9 contributions
The signage wa snot readable do to it being smeared from rain
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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martha5447
nj117 contributions
Visited during a Mass on a Sunday evening
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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terijc1
Denver, CO7 contributions
Well worth the tour
Feb 2018 • Friends
We had a Sister meet us and take us on the tour of the church - complete with history. The Sister did not speak English and fortunately I was able to translate for the rest of my party.
The Sisters have a school next to the church and ministry to children that are from single parent families, a parent incarcerated, and other difficult circumstances. You can give an extra donation at the end if you like. I believe the tour was $2.00 USD.
There is a little coffee/tea shop behind the church that overlooks the valley and school. The person at the shop can communicate with the Sisters via cell to let them know you want a tour. Meanwhile, we had a cup of tea and waited for about 20 minutes.
This church is not a "ruins" but is active and a real blessing to the community.
Written March 9, 2018
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laura j
Cuenca, Ecuador638 contributions
Put these ruins on your list
Feb 2018 • Couples
It is a bit frustrating that it isn't always open when it says it is....but esta la vida! This church has lots of history ( Canaris, Incas, and Spaniards), and a Spanish speaking guide will tell you about the original and replacement materials used during the renovation, flooring, statues, baptismal font, etc. So grateful, money has been spent to restore it. The ceilings are spectacular.
The day we were there, they were working on an area of the church that was an original colonial home.
Would have been nice to visit the Choir area and Bell fry.
Nuns still live here.
The restaurant is now exclusively used by the University. Too bad, we had heard great things about the food the uni students prepared and were hoping to go.
Views from the outside Terrace are lovely. Juan runs the small cafe and is a lovely man, happy to chat.
Written February 8, 2018
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Lee M
Tampa, FL213 contributions
A few blocks down the hill from Pumapunga museo
Dec 2017 • Solo
Small archeological site you need to view from the little street farther down the hill; puts an endpoints on ruinas behind the museum.
Written January 7, 2018
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Indiana_Jonesse
San Francisco, CA7,370 contributions
More than just a church
Jul 2017 • Solo
This is located at Calle Larga just before the road veers down. I came here and there was a lady and told me the church was closed. She also told me that it is also a museum. I told her that I just wanted to see the inside, light up a candle and she let me in. I did not take pictures inside. I do not know if it was allowed and she was watching me. There are other things to see here, the ruins. I did not go there but it looked interesting. It is fairly large size as I was able to view it from below when I drove by. It would be worth your time to explore all.
Written July 25, 2017
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0505LiveLife2014
Las Vegas, NV317 contributions
Nice views of the river
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 Netherlands1,708 contributions
Good luck finding this open
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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450ginog
Santodomingo45 contributions
Beautiful breathtaking views
Jul 2016 • Family
This site is one of the oldest religious churches in town, has spent many years restoring it and is located at the very entrance to the old town center. You can view one of the rivers that crosses the city and some of the suburban areas down below, the church is old but very beautiful.
Written February 14, 2017
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