What to do and see in the Pisac Archaeological Park

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    Pisac Archaeological Site

    Pisac stopped being a destination of the Sacred Valley to become a destination in itself, it is one of the places chosen by people who visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas, there are even people who skip the City of Cusco (when the know) to go directly to the city of Pisac, on the way to Machu Picchu or to spend some days in this incredible town of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. But why do so many people want to be in Pisac? well there are many good reasons. Pisac is located an hour from Cusco, on the way to Machu Picchu, since centuries ago it was a kind of checkpoint and guard of the Valley that led to the Sacred City of the Incas.

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    Reasons to visit Pisac

    Pisac is the colorful town where the Sacred Valley of the Incas begins and in it you can have all kinds of experiences; If you want to have a real idea of ​​what Pisac is, it would be good if you spend at least 2 days, and maybe you decide to stay forever. Pisac has many places to see, you will find a lot of information about the Pisac market or its surprising ruins, but it is not all, Pisac has many other authentic experiences that you will not be able to experience anywhere else in the world, starting with the huge agglomeration of people from everyone buying, in this market

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    Things To See In Pisac

    The town of Pisac is located just 30 km northeast of Cuzco. It is in the so-called Sacred Valley of the Incas and is one of the typical and recommended visits to the surroundings of Cuzco. But what to see in Pisac?… A colonial town awaits you, a craft market and most importantly, and the reason for your visit, a fantastic Inca site. Reserve several hours to visit it, although it is very easy to go to Pisac on your own from Cuzco on a day trip. We tell you everything right now.

    The Inca ruins of Pisac

    The National Geographic refers to the ruins of Pisac, as the Inca constructions that cannot be lost after Machu Picchu; that means, if you are already on your way to Cusco, visit Pisac; You can see fantastic Inca structures in Pisac, residences, temples, ancient astronomical observatories and the largest ancient cemetery in South America. The best way to get to know the Inca ruins of Pisac, the best way to get to know Pisac is with an expert guide, who can explain the incredible characteristics of this ancient Inca town. If you are already planning your trip to Machu Picchu set aside time to visit the town and the ancient Inca city of Pisac.

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    The Inkariy Museum in Pisac

    The Inkariy Museum is one of the best cultural experiences in the entire Sacred Valley of the Incas, it is located on the road between Pisac and Urubamba. It was planned for many years, before opening its doors in 2015. It is unique since it is the first private museum in the region, its exhibition is unique, it is divided into 8 pavilions, showing the pre-Hispanic cultures that gave rise to the “ancient empire "Largest in the western hemisphere, Chavín, Paracas, Caral, Mochica, Nazca, Wari, Lambayeque, Chimú and of course the Inca Culture.

    The art exhibition includes statues and sculptures that were made with attention to detail, wrinkles, tattoos and even hair; clothing, customs, beliefs of ancient Peru; The burials of the Paracas culture, armed Wari warriors, Inca rulers, was designed by a family of artists. The cultural contribution of each of the artists in this family is different; an invaluable contribution to the artistic and cultural heritage of Peru.

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    Pisac Market

    The Pisac Market appears as one of the best things to do in all of Cusco, and this city offers the best things to do in South America, so imagine; or better stop imagining it and come as soon as possible. The Pisac market is held in the Plaza de Armas and in the surrounding streets; there are hundreds of makeshift stalls, where you can find unique products, made by artisans from the area and from nearby communities, jewelery and articles made of gold and silver, alpaca garments and fabrics of the highest quality, you cannot leave Pisac without taking something from the market ; but there is more, food, and some objects and concoctions that more than that seem like magic healing potions; prices are better than in many craft markets in Cusco. You can find unique, handmade treasures and souvenirs. On Sunday the market is full, people from all the nearby towns and communities come to trade their products; It is open from 9 am to 6 pm.

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    The Communities of Pisac

    Chawaytire Community

    The Chawaytire community of weavers is a 45-minute drive from the town of Pisac and was created in an attempt to save the ancient ways of weaving of the cultures of the Andes, so that they are transmitted from generation to generation; Here you can find high quality fabrics made by hand, on looms and by spinning the wool of the Andean auquénidos such as alpaca; but you will also have the opportunity to interact with the weavers, to receive a few classes of handicraft weaving for only 15 soles (US $ 4), and to get to know the way of life of these people and support them; It is part of the practice of responsible tourism, and that will directly benefit the people who make these products with their hands.

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    Amaru community

    This community is located in the hills above the town of Pisac and is perfect for people interested in ancient Andean textiles. Here you can also see artisans weaving beautiful garments and other textiles in traditional ways; This community is located 40 minutes from the town of Pisac. Try to make this visit in the company of an expert guide.

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    What are the hours of operation in Pisac?

    From 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is open every day of the week.

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