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Piquillacta, Cusco

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Step inside pre-Incan Peru at Piquillacta, which has stood in this spot for almost 15 centuries. Get a glimpse of ancient agricultural practices at the ruins of an irrigation system, which includes a stretch of aqueducts. Stand in the streets and appreciate the tall walls that still guard the long-abandoned walkways. With so much to explore, the site remains a great place for both children and adults interested in a bit of Peruvian history. Take a look at our Cusco vacation route planner to schedule your visit to Piquillacta and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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TripAdvisor
  • These ruins of the huari culture, are an example of how they lived the ancient Peruvians, stunning complex, very broad with large streets, is larger in area than the same Machupichu
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  • Another site worth visiting, established well before the Inca. We had a private guide that explained what they know, although it is only what the archeologists have been able to establish and a summat...  more »
  • Ruins of a pre inca city, on the banks of a Lake, with signs of democracy, excavations have showed a lot of this people
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  • Extensive pre Inca site. There's a bit more information provided than at most Archaeological Sites in Peru
  • This archeological site is a place you have to know! Far from Cusco.
  • Huge site, kilometres wide, a must see!
  • A must
  • Large irrigation system.