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Piquillacta, Cusco

(4.5/5 based on 240 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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  • Site impressive by its size, dated between 400 and 900 AC long straight fairways surrounded by stone walls are conducive to the ballad and surprising
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  • Perform this circuit along with the tour of South Valley, the place is desolate with little crowd of people, but is nice for constructions that presents and the landscape that surrounds it.
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  • This place was a pre-Inca Citadel and you will see spectacular walls that allow you to have a clear idea of how this culture lived. If you're in sunny day be sure to wear a hat or something to protect you from the Sun, as it can become quite intense.
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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.