Inca's temple

becks78

Savigliano, Italy

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Ingapirca, Ecuador.
(3,180 meters or 10,000 feet above sea level)

The Inca ruins of Ingapirca are Ecuador’s best preserved pre-Colombian site in the country.This complex was mostly a ceremonial site and it was known that the Inca emperor Huayna Capac, himself spent time there. These impressive buildings, with the Sun temple or Castillo as its focal point, were built on a pre-existing Cañari ceremonial site. The Cañari nation was conquered by the Incas after a long and hard fight in the 1470’s. Apart from the outside ruins, the complex also boasts of a small museum, exhibiting pieces found in excavations of the site.

The Spanish colonial city was founded in 1557 by the conquistador Gil Ramírez Davalos on the ruins of the former residence of the Inca ruler Huayna Capac, who had conquered the kingdom of Quitu in the 15th century. The historic centre of Cuenca was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999

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