The shrine of the
Sacred Valley of Tulipe 0
Why locals love it
This is a valley located in the NW part of Quito, in the middle of the cloud forest on the way to the northern Coast of Ecuador. This is one of the preferred spots chosen by locals from Quito to come on weekends for enjoying nature and culture.
Why you should visit it
This was a shrine and an astronomical observatory built in 800 AD by the Yumbo Culture. This was a civilization of traders that linked the Coast with the Highlands and the Amazonia through the commerce. The scenery is impressive and the archaeological complex is really stunning and enigmatic and mystic.
Don't miss to visit the circular pool. This was used for special ceremonies.