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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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  • Start with this archaeological complex South of Cusco circuit. It takes about 40 minutes. Very close to continue Rumicolca, from there follow towards the South to revel in the churches of Andahuaylillas (unique and incomparable), Huaro and Canicunca. Return and is the main stop in Tipon.
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  • Really very impressive history that this city, view the high road and be there you back to that era where you ask yourself as you have done everything to perfection, not to be missed.
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  • Really impressive, wrapped in stones streets immensely long. Ruins Pre Inca that belonged to the culture Wari, is assumes that is the city most large of this culture Pre Inca.
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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.