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Ancient ruins

We went here as part of a tour. The remains of the foundations of ancient buildings are here... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2018
Kansas City, Missouri
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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... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2016
Varazdin, Croatia
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17 May 2018
“Ancient ruins”
6 Nov 2016
“My first exposure to Incan ruins”
San Antonio de Pichincha | La Mitad del Mundo, Quito 170150, Ecuador
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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank dixiepeach
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...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank SpaciousEarth
Reviewed 5 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.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank fohres
Reviewed 1 March 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...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Andeangirl
Reviewed 26 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.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank AnythingsFeazable
Reviewed 27 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...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Richard B
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...More

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank south American E
Reviewed 17 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.

Date of experience: November 2012
1  Thank VerCit3
Reviewed 21 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...More

Date of experience: May 2012
2  Thank JeffC947
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