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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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  • August 15, 2017
    It is part of one of the trips, site of recent discovery and much to discover. There is currently a group of archaeologists working in the disinterment of the buildings... Including the visit on one of the tours
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  • August 12, 2017
    A place of an extension indescribable and very interesting because it's a pre-Inca culture. Also a few geniuses!
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  • August 4, 2017
    It is more precarious, shows another culture, without therefore being less. Very nice. Overall it shows walls that were once buildings...
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  • June 28, 2017
    Amazing pre-inca ruins, a lot more extensive than you expect. Almost no information on site.
  • March 24, 2017
    Pikillaqta is a large Wari culture archaeological site 20 kilometres east of Cusco in the Quispicanchi Province. Pikillaqta is a village of the Wari people. Wari was the center village and other cities like Pikillaqta were influenced from it.
  • December 23, 2016
    Very interesting pre-Inca archeological site. Massive area.
  • September 29, 2016
    Extensive pre Inca site. There's a bit more information provided than at most Archaeological Sites in Peru
  • June 8, 2017
    interesting historical site

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One of Peru's most visited cities, Cusco boasts lodgings suitable for every traveler's needs. Scores of hotels ensure plenty of comfortable rooms for tourists coming to explore the nearby archeological sites. Despite the abundance of hotels, room rates remain among the highest in the country, especially during peak season (June to mid-September). Budget-conscious visitors can choose from a range of hostels and small family-run hotels, many located in quiet streets just a walk away from the town's central area.
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