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Piquillacta, Cusco

Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
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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  • The place of Piquillacta is the most different from all, first because it was built by the Wari, "pre-Inca civilization that made a kind of urban planning in a terrace plan with square and rectangular shapes. It was an administrative center where the trade of goods took place at the time. The 12 m high walls are stone (not cut) and mortar forming straight streets, homes, shops, warehouses etc etc. Worth so much to know!
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  • Very cute, different. Vestiges of the Wari (pre-Incan) culture. Nice to visit, lead guard if it is sunny day!
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  • Visit this site created by people who lived before the incas. is a large and flat place full of walls and stone houses.
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  • This archeological site is a place you have to know! Far from Cusco.
  • A must
  • Large irrigation system.
  • Little people, nice place.
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  • This place is dazzled by the ways in which made its architecture and elevated their fortresses to protect the city. Its construction is remarkable for the time in which they were elevated. Spectacular.
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