At this site was the Temple of the Sun and the Convent of the Virgins of the Sun. Also, there were buildings dedicated to political use, administrative and religious. This area was called the city of Tomebamba.
The views of Cuenca from atop the hill are amazing.
Below is a ritual bath that was used for the purification of the body and a large irrigation canal.
This is the entrance to a tunnel more than a hundred feet long and served as a mausoleum to symbolize the underworld, home of the wacas and the spirits of the ancestors.
There is also a small pond on the property with ducks and really fat fish.
The aviary houses the birds of Ecuador.
At the back gate there is a very popular Belgian Waffle snack bar. I enjoyed a waffle with chocolate syrup and powdered sugar.
And here are a few pics taken on our walk home.
It was a beautiful day with temps in the low 70's. A special thanks to our good friends Jaci and Micki for inviting us to enjoy the day with them!