Piquillacta, Huarcapay

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. To visit Piquillacta on your trip to Huarcapay, use our Huarcapay road trip site .
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  • The inhabitants of Pikillaqta are older than the Incas. They lived on the gold and silver jewelry. The Spaniard beat everything together, they deported to Colombia, where they died out in the mines as slaves. It is worth to complete the whole tour, beautiful photos are possible. As entry, it needs the tourist ticket for 70 soles (2 days) valid with various attractions.
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  • As complementary to know visit Andahuaylillas is worthwhile. Is a destroyed citadel where there is not much to appreciate.
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  • What are highlights of pikillacta is clearly its history and vestiges of them. Deteriorating ruins have their motive, and it is part of what you must learn from the chancas and the incas with this attractive. I suggest to bring water because it's very hot here, at least when I went was in September. A place with history.
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  • Amazing to walk around. Not as big and massive as other sites in size of rocks used or grandeur of vertical scale. But like an archaeological dig in Africa. You can actually see the stucco finish on floors and walls and the place is enormous. They built three story high buildings in 700 AD!!
  • Amazing archaeological site currently in recovering process. It is very different than most ruins around Cusco. This pr- Incan civilisation did not do much farming but was living off of the fish in the nearby lake. Also the royals lived down in the bottom while commoners on top, they were separated by walls. Hills have very nice views
  • Amazing pre-inca ruins, a lot more extensive than you expect. Almost no information on site.
  • 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.
  • Very interesting pre-Inca archeological site. Massive area.

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