Town of Chinchero

Description

The current towns of Chinchero, as well as those of Ollantaytambo and other places, are sitting on ancient pre-Hispanic villages. Chinchero was on the direct road that in times of the Incas led straight to Machu Picchu and was an important urban center that even today we can appreciate around its church and square.

HOW TO ARRIVE AND EXIT

Buses and combis that travel between Cusco and Urubamba, stop at the corner of the road and Manco Capac II Street. Just stop them with your hand. They also leave at intermediate points, such as the detour in Maras.

POINTS OF INTEREST

  • CHINCHERO COLONIAL CHURCH...
  • This colonial temple built on Inca foundations is one of the most beautiful in the Valley. It is worth visiting inside, decorated with cheerful floral and religious motifs.

  • CHINCHERO MARKET
  • The Royal House of the Sun is formed by 17 superimposed terraces very wide and oriented towards the main square of the town Celebrated on Tuesdays, Thursdays and, especially on Sundays, it is less touristy than that of Pisac and deserves the displacement. On Sundays, locals in traditional costumes go down the mountains to go to the agricultural market, where authentic bartering is still made. It will be one of the few occasions to witness them.

  • WAYLLABAMBA
  • On the other side of the valley, a clear path ascends before turning north and down to the Urubamba River Valley, about 4 hours. On the river, turn left and continue to a bridge in Huaynapicchu, where you can cross to the other shore. From there, the road to the Sacred Valley leads to Calca (on the right, about 13 km) or Urubamba (on the left, about 9 km). You can stop any bus that passes there until mid-afternoon, or continue walking to Yucay, official end of the road. There you will find a colonial church, Inca ruins and seductive accommodation.

  • TRADITIONAL TEXTILES CENTER
  • The best craft workshop in town, although there are all over the streets.

  • INCAS RUINS
  • The most extensive archaeological complex formed by a set of terraces. If you walk along the right side of the valley when you leave the village, you can see several occasions carved in the shape of a seat and stairs.

  • SITE MUSEUM
  • Small archaeological museum in front of the church, with a collection of abundant broken tales; The extra ticket is not worth it.



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