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Address: San Antonio de Pichincha | La Mitad del Mundo, Quito, Ecuador

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My first exposure to Incan ruins

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 November 2016
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Varazdin, Croatia
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Varazdin, Croatia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

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... More 

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St. Paul/ Minneapolis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

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.

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Quito, Ecuador
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

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... More 

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Ecuador
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

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.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

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... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

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.

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Quito, Ecuador
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013

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.

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Quito, Ecuador
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2012

As a tourist site, Rumicucho is undeveloped. To park, a lady who held the rope across the road with some authority demanded $1 per person to enter. Once there, it is clear that there is an old archeological site but there are no signs, guides or other materials to add relevance to what you're looking at. The views down into... More 

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