Pucará de Rumicucho
© all photos by the author except # 3 & 7 (A.
This fortress near
San Antonio de Pichincha and the Pululahua Crater was built
by the Inca
invaders in the 15th century as mostly a military outpost to serve
as an offensive and defensive guard post in their struggle to subjugate
the northern tribes
of the Cayambe, Cochasqui and Caranquis Indians, who
offered them bitter resistance.
However apart from this most important
military function, it also served ceremonial and
and it also known that a large settlement of tradesmen,
other people surrounded the installation at that time.
cucho = corner