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Pisac
Pisac : The Partridge city

Pisac Archaeological complex that is in the homonymous district of the Calca province, is located 30 kilometers from the city of Cusco, in Peru.

Where is it located?

Pisac is located at the eastern end of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The Pisac ruins are one of the best Inca archaeological complexes in Peru.

They are located on the road up the side of the mountain, just behind the town.

How high is it?

The ruins of Pisac are 3,300 meters above sea level (m.s.n.m.). The town is located at 2,974 meters above sea level.

History

The construction of Pisac was carried out during the government of Emperor Pachacutec in the 15th century, during a time of vertiginous territorial expansion.

In the 16th century, after the arrival of the Spanish in Cusco, Pisac was invaded and its inhabitants fled. Its main monuments were damaged. The Inca cemetery was destroyed and looted.

With the Toledo reforms (between 1532 and 1600), Pisac became a reduction of Indians. With the passing of time, the town settled on the slopes of the mountain where the Inca archaeological site is located.

Today, Pisac is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The Inca archaeological site preserves many of its original structures in good condition.

How’s the weather?

The climate in Pisac is temperate most of the year. In the town, the climate varies from 2ºC. at 21ºC.

There are 2 seasons: the dry season (from April to October) and the rainy season (from November to March). In the latter, the rains occur more frequently. The days are mostly sunny and the nights are cold.

What to see in Pisac?

In Pisac there are several tourist attractions:

The town of Pisac– The town of Pisac is surrounded by beautiful mountains. There you can enjoy nature as well as its square and church.

The Pisac Market – The traditional Pisac market was a very important commercial place centuries ago. Today, it is crowded by tourists, especially on Sundays.

The Pisac Ruins – Pisac’s most attractive tourist attraction. It has Inca remains as important as Machu Picchu as the Temple of the Sun.

What are the Inca ruins like?

In this enclosure, in addition to superimposed terraces, you will find ceremonial baths, a residential settlement and the largest Inca cemetery (the oldest in South America).

Down the mountain, you will find the temple complex exquisitely carved in granite. There are ceremonial altars, water wells and the beautiful Temple of the Sun.

Archaeological sites of Pisac.

  • Acchapata platform group – It is made up of 40 platforms that form an inverted triangle, that is, you will see the smallest platform when you start to ascend.
  • Torreones or Pucaras– In total there are more than 20 towers. Some are attached to the mountain. The others are compact mass elevations.
  • Intiwatana neighborhood – It is the main neighborhood. It houses finely built temples and palaces. Its enclosures are larger compared to other neighborhoods. Here you can see the ‘Intiwatana’.
  • Barrio de Tianayuc– Tianayuc translates to “Who has a seat”. It is thus known for a kind of 2-person sofa made of stone, with backrest and elbow pads.
  • K’alla Q’asa neighborhood – Here you will see rooms, towers, and a 3-meter-long tunnel. This neighborhood is built next to impressive ravines.
  • Pisaq’a neighborhood – This neighborhood has a semicircular shape, in harmony with the circumference of the mountain, here you can see more than 20 enclosures, built in astonishing order.
  • Qanchis Raqay neighborhood – This neighborhood is a kind of checkpoint, guarding the northeastern side of the city of Pisac.

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Huayna Picchu
Huayna Picchu the final challenge

Huayna Picchu, the great mountain that has turned Machu Picchu into a world icon through the magnificent photographs disseminated on the Internet but very few have climbed its rock cliffs and enjoy a unique view of the Inca City of Machu Picchu.

Location

The Huayna Picchu Mountain is located north of the Machu Picchu Mountain, at a height of 2693 meters above sea level. It is part of the orographic formation known as the Vilcabamba Batholith, which is an extension of the Central Cordillera of the Andes.

Meaning

Huayna Picchu, in Quechua means Young Mountain and is part of the three sacred mountains existing in Machu Picchu, that is; The Machu Picchu Mountain or Old Mountain, Huayna Picchu Mountain or Young Mountain and Putucusi Mountain or Alegre Mountain.

From the top of this mountain, you have a spectacular view of the Inca City of Machu Picchu, roads, bridges, the Sacred Gate of Inti Punku, where you enter the Inca Trail. For all these reasons, Huayna Picchu is attributed a control and surveillance function.

For the ascent, this steep mountain has a narrow path with sections that include stairs carved in the same rock. During the ascent, there is a landscape with dense vegetation typical of a jungle brow. Likewise, architectural evidence that belonged to the Temple of the Moon on the Huayna Picchu Mountain was found inside a cave, the same one that has niches or niches and Inca walls.

It should be noted that platforms or terraces surround the mountain, which served as containment and for agricultural purposes. The Inca City of Machu Picchu, has a height of 2430 meters above sea level. and the Huayna Picchu is 263 meters higher. Huayna Picchu is a steep mountain, but less high than Machu Picchu Mountain, the ascent has a certain degree of difficulty, not recommended for people who suffer from vertigo.

Huayna Picchu natural landscape

The Huayna Picchu Mountain is located in the middle of a jungle brow landscape, surrounded by lush vegetation with a habitat of birds, butterflies, insects among others, all belonging to a tropical landscape; in addition, you can see deep abysses. The rock walls, which are found during the ascent, belong to the Vilcabamba Batholith, and we are talking about white granite.

Climate

The climate is warm and temperate, during the dry season (April – October), and with the presence of rains (November – March), although Machu Picchu retains its brightness, green all year round.

Another interesting fact, apart from the view you have of the Inca City of Machu Picchu and its surroundings, is the domain, which is the Vilcanota River and in the background the canyon, whose turbulent waters, can still be heard thunderously in this elevated site.

Moreover, to crown the view, you can see from this point the Salkantay snow-capped mountain (Sacred Apu of the Incas), as well as the Inti Punku or entrance to Machu Picchu from the Inca Trail.

What do we find going up Huayna Picchu?

During the steep ascent, one can begin to enjoy the landscape and the panoramic view that exists from the mountain.

There are also large rocky outcrops, inside one of the caves; there are walls, niches and lintels of trapezoidal style and fine stonework, belonging to the Temple of the Moon.

It should be noted that the Incas, worshiped the Moon or Killa, and the existing Temple in Huayna Picchu, is a sample of their beliefs, in this shrine, religious ceremonies were surely performed around their sacred mummies.

Ascent time:

The walk depending on the physical condition of the person is 1 hour and 30 minutes one way and the same amount of return. It is recommended that you be very careful when climbing the mountain and, above all, undertake the return with great care, to avoid accidents.

What is the difficulty of Huayna Picchu?

Classified as moderate difficulty. It is a vertical ascent of 300 meters; of very steep, narrow and irregular stairs; it has some very narrow trails where you will have to hold on to ropes to cross them; but despite all this, it is not very complicated.

Although it is not dangerous, you will have to follow the marked course at all times, finding a way on your own or not following the marked trails could mean a very serious accident. No recommended if you suffer from vertigo, as it will be very difficult since it is a steep slope with steps; the problem is that passengers who suffer from vertigo are generally not without fear. However, you will always have the possibility of descending.

What is the best time to climb Huayna Picchu?

While there is no perfect time. Therefore, you will have to decide when to do it taking into account your preferences. If the rain bothers you or if it is very cold. In summary, we can say that:

  • January, February and March should be avoided by people who don’t like the rain very much.
  • April, November and December present a balance between not very cold temperatures and a pleasant climate.
  • May and October offer warm climates, quite pleasant and cool temperatures.
  • June, July, August and September correspond in our opinion to the best months, the nights are cool, the weather is very pleasant and there is very little rain.

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Sacsayhuaman

Sacsayhuaman
Sacsayhuaman – Inca Fortress

Sacsayhuaman is one of the most amazing buildings in the world. It is thought that it began to be built during the government of the Inca Pachacutec in the 15th century.

Many questions are still a mystery. Therein lies the beauty of this archaeological site.

How did the Incas build Sacsayhuaman with structures of an implausible weight and size for the time?

It is believed that more than 20 thousand men extracted the stones from the nearby quarries and transferred it 20 kilometers to the hill of the city of Cusco.

Today, it is estimated that Sacsayhuaman retains only 40 percent of its ancient structure.

Where is Sacsayhuaman located?

The archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman is located 2 kilometers north of the Plaza de Armas of Cusco. It is located at 3,700 meters above sea level (m.a.s.l.).

What does Sacsayhuaman mean?

The term Sacsayhuaman means in Quechua “place where the falcon is satiated.” The name is surely due to the presence of these birds. It is presumed that it was a fortress, although it is also believed that it could have been a ceremonial center.

Due to its military-looking structure, the Spanish, upon their arrival in the 16th century, would have named it a ‘fortress’.

When the Spanish attack there was repelled during the Vilcabamba Inca rebellion, the place served as an Inca fortress.

Climate

It has a dry and temperate climate. The average temperature per year is 12 ° C. There are 2 seasons during the year. The rainy season (from November to March) presents the greatest amount of fluvial rainfall. The dry season (from April to October) has hotter days in the day and colder at night.

Sacsayhuaman architecture

The architecture in Sacsayhuaman has sacred constructions such as residential buildings, towers, shrines, warehouses, roads and aqueducts. That is why the shape and harmony of the landscape is similar to other Inca sacred places such as Machu Picchu.

The main wall of Sacsayhuaman is built in a zigzag with gigantic stones up to 5 meters high and 2.5 meters wide (between 90 and 125 tons in weight).

The south side is bounded by a polished wall approximately 400 meters long. The east and west are limited by other walls and platforms.

According to the Peruvian chronicler Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Sacsayhuaman was the greatest architectural work that the Incas built during their heyday.

The towers

The towers are located on the zigzag walls. They are called Muyucmarca, Paucamarca and Sallaqmarca. It is known that in this place there was abundant water. Even now we can see the aqueducts.

Group of Enclosures

They are rooms leaning on the hill a short distance from the towers. They are directed towards the Plaza de Armas in the city of Cusco. They are connected to each other by trapezoidal doors.

The Walls (The Bastions)

This area is made up of serrated (zigzag) platforms whose huge limestone walls fit perfectly together.

Historians claim that the first Spaniards who saw these walls attributed their construction to demons. Even today, its elaboration remains a mystery.

The first floor of the bastions has the largest walls. The largest weighs up to 128 tons. Due to this and many formidable constructions, Sacsayhuaman has earned the title of one of the most mysterious places on the planet.

The doors

They are found in the middle and central part of the bastions. They have a trapezoidal shape and served as the entrance to the tower area. Each gate has its own name: Ajawanapunku, T’iopunku and Wiracochapunku.

Suchuna (Rodaderos)

The rodaderos are a natural formation of diorite of volcanic origin. Over the years, it was molded into an arched shape as a slide (toboggan).

The throne of the Inca

The Inca throne or K’usilluc Jink’ian (Where the monkey stands) is a stone structure in the form of a seat or bench. They were symmetrically polished to such perfection that the ‘Throne’ dimension was gained.

Chincanas (Tunnels)

The ‘chincanas’ are tunnels or underground caves in Sacsayhuaman. There are two of them, the smallest is around 15 meters and has become a distraction for travelers. The big one is to the north of the complex.

According to oral tradition, many people tried to find the end of the largest tunnel without success. Some did not even make it out. This tunnel is believed to lead to the Coricancha (Temple of the Sun). Currently, the entrance to this chincana is closed.

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Machu Picchu
MACHU PICCHU – Unforgettable Place
Machu Picchu is a Quechua word that translates as “old mountain”. The Inca city owes its current name thanks to this mountain. However, according to some research the real name would be Patallaqta. It is one of the 7 wonders of the world, represents a work of art, architecture and engineering in perfect harmony with nature and is the most important legacy of the Inka civilization to humanity.

It was abandoned during the second half of the 16th century, however, it was never lost since it was visited and inhabited occasionally.

There are colonial documents that refer to the Llaqta of Machu Picchu as the “Seat of the Incas” or the “Ancient Town of the Inka Named Huaynapicchu.”

Where is it located?

It is located in the eastern part of the Andes Mountains of Peru. It is located at 2,430 meters above sea level. It belongs to the Cusco region, Urubamba province and Aguas Calientes district.

How to get?

To get to from anywhere in the world you must first take a flight to Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima, Peru. Once in the city of Cusco, the visitor is 74 kilometers from Machu Picchu. To get to the Inca City, you must choose one of the 3 forms of travel:
  • On a direct trip by bus and train to Machu Picchu through Aguas Calientes (duration 4 hours).
  • On an alternative trip by bus and train (or on foot) through the “Hidroeléctrica” ​​road (duration 8 or 9 hours).
  • In the hiking tour it is known as the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu through Puerta del Sol (duration 4 days and 3 nights).
Machu Picchu is undoubtedly one of the strongest magnetic points in South America and the country. SERNAMP

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Machu Picchu
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MACHU PICCHU – Unforgettable Place

Machu Picchu is a Quechua word that translates as “old mountain”. The Inca city owes its current name thanks to this mountain. However, according to some research the real name would be Patallaqta. It is one of the 7 wonders of the world, represents a work of art, architecture and engineering in perfect harmony with nature and is the most important legacy of the Inka civilization to humanity.

It was abandoned during the second half of the 16th century, however, it was never lost since it was visited and inhabited occasionally.

There are colonial documents that refer to the Llaqta of Machu Picchu as the “Seat of the Incas” or the “Ancient Town of the Inka Named Huaynapicchu.”

Where is it located?

It is located in the eastern part of the Andes Mountains of Peru. It is located at 2,430 meters above sea level. It belongs to the Cusco region, Urubamba province and Aguas Calientes district.

How to get?

To get to from anywhere in the world you must first take a flight to Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima, Peru. Once in the city of Cusco, the visitor is 74 kilometers from Machu Picchu. To get to the Inca City, you must choose one of the 3 forms of travel:
  • On a direct trip by bus and train to Machu Picchu through Aguas Calientes (duration 4 hours).
  • On an alternative trip by bus and train (or on foot) through the “Hidroeléctrica” ​​road (duration 8 or 9 hours).
  • In the hiking tour it is known as the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu through Puerta del Sol (duration 4 days and 3 nights).
Machu Picchu is undoubtedly one of the strongest magnetic points in South America and the country. SERNAMP

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Sacsayhuaman
Sacsayhuaman
2

Sacsayhuaman – Inca Fortress

Sacsayhuaman is one of the most amazing buildings in the world. It is thought that it began to be built during the government of the Inca Pachacutec in the 15th century.

Many questions are still a mystery. Therein lies the beauty of this archaeological site.

How did the Incas build Sacsayhuaman with structures of an implausible weight and size for the time?

It is believed that more than 20 thousand men extracted the stones from the nearby quarries and transferred it 20 kilometers to the hill of the city of Cusco.

Today, it is estimated that Sacsayhuaman retains only 40 percent of its ancient structure.

Where is Sacsayhuaman located?

The archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman is located 2 kilometers north of the Plaza de Armas of Cusco. It is located at 3,700 meters above sea level (m.a.s.l.).

What does Sacsayhuaman mean?

The term Sacsayhuaman means in Quechua “place where the falcon is satiated.” The name is surely due to the presence of these birds. It is presumed that it was a fortress, although it is also believed that it could have been a ceremonial center.

Due to its military-looking structure, the Spanish, upon their arrival in the 16th century, would have named it a ‘fortress’.

When the Spanish attack there was repelled during the Vilcabamba Inca rebellion, the place served as an Inca fortress.

Climate

It has a dry and temperate climate. The average temperature per year is 12 ° C. There are 2 seasons during the year. The rainy season (from November to March) presents the greatest amount of fluvial rainfall. The dry season (from April to October) has hotter days in the day and colder at night.

Sacsayhuaman architecture

The architecture in Sacsayhuaman has sacred constructions such as residential buildings, towers, shrines, warehouses, roads and aqueducts. That is why the shape and harmony of the landscape is similar to other Inca sacred places such as Machu Picchu.

The main wall of Sacsayhuaman is built in a zigzag with gigantic stones up to 5 meters high and 2.5 meters wide (between 90 and 125 tons in weight).

The south side is bounded by a polished wall approximately 400 meters long. The east and west are limited by other walls and platforms.

According to the Peruvian chronicler Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Sacsayhuaman was the greatest architectural work that the Incas built during their heyday.

The towers

The towers are located on the zigzag walls. They are called Muyucmarca, Paucamarca and Sallaqmarca. It is known that in this place there was abundant water. Even now we can see the aqueducts.

Group of Enclosures

They are rooms leaning on the hill a short distance from the towers. They are directed towards the Plaza de Armas in the city of Cusco. They are connected to each other by trapezoidal doors.

The Walls (The Bastions)

This area is made up of serrated (zigzag) platforms whose huge limestone walls fit perfectly together.

Historians claim that the first Spaniards who saw these walls attributed their construction to demons. Even today, its elaboration remains a mystery.

The first floor of the bastions has the largest walls. The largest weighs up to 128 tons. Due to this and many formidable constructions, Sacsayhuaman has earned the title of one of the most mysterious places on the planet.

The doors

They are found in the middle and central part of the bastions. They have a trapezoidal shape and served as the entrance to the tower area. Each gate has its own name: Ajawanapunku, T’iopunku and Wiracochapunku.

Suchuna (Rodaderos)

The rodaderos are a natural formation of diorite of volcanic origin. Over the years, it was molded into an arched shape as a slide (toboggan).

The throne of the Inca

The Inca throne or K’usilluc Jink’ian (Where the monkey stands) is a stone structure in the form of a seat or bench. They were symmetrically polished to such perfection that the ‘Throne’ dimension was gained.

Chincanas (Tunnels)

The ‘chincanas’ are tunnels or underground caves in Sacsayhuaman. There are two of them, the smallest is around 15 meters and has become a distraction for travelers. The big one is to the north of the complex.

According to oral tradition, many people tried to find the end of the largest tunnel without success. Some did not even make it out. This tunnel is believed to lead to the Coricancha (Temple of the Sun). Currently, the entrance to this chincana is closed.

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Huayna Picchu
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Huayna Picchu the final challenge

Huayna Picchu, the great mountain that has turned Machu Picchu into a world icon through the magnificent photographs disseminated on the Internet but very few have climbed its rock cliffs and enjoy a unique view of the Inca City of Machu Picchu.

Location

The Huayna Picchu Mountain is located north of the Machu Picchu Mountain, at a height of 2693 meters above sea level. It is part of the orographic formation known as the Vilcabamba Batholith, which is an extension of the Central Cordillera of the Andes.

Meaning

Huayna Picchu, in Quechua means Young Mountain and is part of the three sacred mountains existing in Machu Picchu, that is; The Machu Picchu Mountain or Old Mountain, Huayna Picchu Mountain or Young Mountain and Putucusi Mountain or Alegre Mountain.

From the top of this mountain, you have a spectacular view of the Inca City of Machu Picchu, roads, bridges, the Sacred Gate of Inti Punku, where you enter the Inca Trail. For all these reasons, Huayna Picchu is attributed a control and surveillance function.

For the ascent, this steep mountain has a narrow path with sections that include stairs carved in the same rock. During the ascent, there is a landscape with dense vegetation typical of a jungle brow. Likewise, architectural evidence that belonged to the Temple of the Moon on the Huayna Picchu Mountain was found inside a cave, the same one that has niches or niches and Inca walls.

It should be noted that platforms or terraces surround the mountain, which served as containment and for agricultural purposes. The Inca City of Machu Picchu, has a height of 2430 meters above sea level. and the Huayna Picchu is 263 meters higher. Huayna Picchu is a steep mountain, but less high than Machu Picchu Mountain, the ascent has a certain degree of difficulty, not recommended for people who suffer from vertigo.

Huayna Picchu natural landscape

The Huayna Picchu Mountain is located in the middle of a jungle brow landscape, surrounded by lush vegetation with a habitat of birds, butterflies, insects among others, all belonging to a tropical landscape; in addition, you can see deep abysses. The rock walls, which are found during the ascent, belong to the Vilcabamba Batholith, and we are talking about white granite.

Climate

The climate is warm and temperate, during the dry season (April – October), and with the presence of rains (November – March), although Machu Picchu retains its brightness, green all year round.

Another interesting fact, apart from the view you have of the Inca City of Machu Picchu and its surroundings, is the domain, which is the Vilcanota River and in the background the canyon, whose turbulent waters, can still be heard thunderously in this elevated site.

Moreover, to crown the view, you can see from this point the Salkantay snow-capped mountain (Sacred Apu of the Incas), as well as the Inti Punku or entrance to Machu Picchu from the Inca Trail.

What do we find going up Huayna Picchu?

During the steep ascent, one can begin to enjoy the landscape and the panoramic view that exists from the mountain.

There are also large rocky outcrops, inside one of the caves; there are walls, niches and lintels of trapezoidal style and fine stonework, belonging to the Temple of the Moon.

It should be noted that the Incas, worshiped the Moon or Killa, and the existing Temple in Huayna Picchu, is a sample of their beliefs, in this shrine, religious ceremonies were surely performed around their sacred mummies.

Ascent time:

The walk depending on the physical condition of the person is 1 hour and 30 minutes one way and the same amount of return. It is recommended that you be very careful when climbing the mountain and, above all, undertake the return with great care, to avoid accidents.

What is the difficulty of Huayna Picchu?

Classified as moderate difficulty. It is a vertical ascent of 300 meters; of very steep, narrow and irregular stairs; it has some very narrow trails where you will have to hold on to ropes to cross them; but despite all this, it is not very complicated.

Although it is not dangerous, you will have to follow the marked course at all times, finding a way on your own or not following the marked trails could mean a very serious accident. No recommended if you suffer from vertigo, as it will be very difficult since it is a steep slope with steps; the problem is that passengers who suffer from vertigo are generally not without fear. However, you will always have the possibility of descending.

What is the best time to climb Huayna Picchu?

While there is no perfect time. Therefore, you will have to decide when to do it taking into account your preferences. If the rain bothers you or if it is very cold. In summary, we can say that:

  • January, February and March should be avoided by people who don’t like the rain very much.
  • April, November and December present a balance between not very cold temperatures and a pleasant climate.
  • May and October offer warm climates, quite pleasant and cool temperatures.
  • June, July, August and September correspond in our opinion to the best months, the nights are cool, the weather is very pleasant and there is very little rain.

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Pisac
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Pisac : The Partridge city

Pisac Archaeological complex that is in the homonymous district of the Calca province, is located 30 kilometers from the city of Cusco, in Peru.

Where is it located?

Pisac is located at the eastern end of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The Pisac ruins are one of the best Inca archaeological complexes in Peru.

They are located on the road up the side of the mountain, just behind the town.

How high is it?

The ruins of Pisac are 3,300 meters above sea level (m.s.n.m.). The town is located at 2,974 meters above sea level.

History

The construction of Pisac was carried out during the government of Emperor Pachacutec in the 15th century, during a time of vertiginous territorial expansion.

In the 16th century, after the arrival of the Spanish in Cusco, Pisac was invaded and its inhabitants fled. Its main monuments were damaged. The Inca cemetery was destroyed and looted.

With the Toledo reforms (between 1532 and 1600), Pisac became a reduction of Indians. With the passing of time, the town settled on the slopes of the mountain where the Inca archaeological site is located.

Today, Pisac is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The Inca archaeological site preserves many of its original structures in good condition.

How’s the weather?

The climate in Pisac is temperate most of the year. In the town, the climate varies from 2ºC. at 21ºC.

There are 2 seasons: the dry season (from April to October) and the rainy season (from November to March). In the latter, the rains occur more frequently. The days are mostly sunny and the nights are cold.

What to see in Pisac?

In Pisac there are several tourist attractions:

The town of Pisac– The town of Pisac is surrounded by beautiful mountains. There you can enjoy nature as well as its square and church.

The Pisac Market – The traditional Pisac market was a very important commercial place centuries ago. Today, it is crowded by tourists, especially on Sundays.

The Pisac Ruins – Pisac’s most attractive tourist attraction. It has Inca remains as important as Machu Picchu as the Temple of the Sun.

What are the Inca ruins like?

In this enclosure, in addition to superimposed terraces, you will find ceremonial baths, a residential settlement and the largest Inca cemetery (the oldest in South America).

Down the mountain, you will find the temple complex exquisitely carved in granite. There are ceremonial altars, water wells and the beautiful Temple of the Sun.

Archaeological sites of Pisac.

  • Acchapata platform group – It is made up of 40 platforms that form an inverted triangle, that is, you will see the smallest platform when you start to ascend.
  • Torreones or Pucaras– In total there are more than 20 towers. Some are attached to the mountain. The others are compact mass elevations.
  • Intiwatana neighborhood – It is the main neighborhood. It houses finely built temples and palaces. Its enclosures are larger compared to other neighborhoods. Here you can see the ‘Intiwatana’.
  • Barrio de Tianayuc– Tianayuc translates to “Who has a seat”. It is thus known for a kind of 2-person sofa made of stone, with backrest and elbow pads.
  • K’alla Q’asa neighborhood – Here you will see rooms, towers, and a 3-meter-long tunnel. This neighborhood is built next to impressive ravines.
  • Pisaq’a neighborhood – This neighborhood has a semicircular shape, in harmony with the circumference of the mountain, here you can see more than 20 enclosures, built in astonishing order.
  • Qanchis Raqay neighborhood – This neighborhood is a kind of checkpoint, guarding the northeastern side of the city of Pisac.

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Sacsayhuaman