Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries, Ollantaytambo

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Ruin Tourist Spot
View the ancient ruins of Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries, an Incan structure used to store grains. Precariously hugging the side of a steep mountain, the ruins offers panoramic views of one of the world's most iconic landscapes. Take a moment to admire the terraced storehouses, supposedly built in the 15th century by emperor Pachacuti and used to protect and preserve food from heat and animals. Arrange to visit Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries and other attractions in Ollantaytambo using our Ollantaytambo trip builder.
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  • Great view when you get up there. There is no fees to enter. The sign say close at 4 PM. If you are in Ollantay, you should go.  more »
  • We hiked Pinkuylluna twice during our stay in Ollay. It afforded us spectacular views of the ruins and the town. It is FREE and people are encouraged to climb at their own risk. It can be tricky in pl...  more »
  • We got up early and hiked up Pinkuylluna Mountain up to the granaries. There were very few people there even though it was free to hike. It was a difficult hike where we climbed on rock at the edge of...  more »

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Where to stay in Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo is packed with budget-friendly hostels located near the center of town and offering nice views of the countryside. Providing simple but clean and comfortable rooms ideal for backpackers, many of these establishments offer their own guided tours to nearby archeological sites. Mid-range hotels present a good alternative for travelers with kids, providing free Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast, and access to enclosed gardens or terraces with sweeping views of the surrounding mountains.
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