Perched atop a ridge, with plummeting cliffs on either side, Pisac and the landscape surrounding them transport visitors to another time. Built in the 15th century, the once-great citadel served a triple purpose, with evidence of religious, military, and agricultural structures. Local residents still use the brilliantly designed, tiered plots of land for farming purposes. Allow two hours to climb up to the ruined citadel, a few hours for exploration while you're there, and one hour to get back down to town. Bring water and snacks for the trek. Make Pisac a part of your Pisac vacation plans using our Pisac day trip planning website .
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Sacred Valley, Pisac and Ollantaytambo Full-Day Tour from Cusco BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $79
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Quizá sea otro de los puntos fuertes, desde mi humilde punto de vista, de mi viaje a Cusco. El valle de Pisac es impresionante. La forma de los andenes, las construcciones y las tumbas en la montaña. ... more »Perhaps it is another strong point, from my humble point of view, my trip to Cusco. The Valley of Pisac is impressive. The form of the platforms, buildings and tombs in the mountains. The way you look, the panorama will leave you amazed. There are routes which are closed when the rains are very heavy, so keep in mind the time in which you are traveling. There is much to watch and relax. With a quiet couple of hours enjoying it. At the entrance, there are quite a few street vendors selling little things and memories, and even food, if it is that you are interested. I had one late saleada, so it make the most of it. Clothing suitable for trekking (shoes and waterproof jacket) and your Sun block with your lenses come out cool in your photos. I was between 3 and 5 p.m. few people in the sanctuary, and just when we left shortly after the 5 already had enough buses at the entrance, so I won because I had to make the trip with few people. To enjoy!
Asombroso lugar dónde conviven culturas diferentes. El respeto por cada metro de tierra y la humildad de las personas del lugar fueron conmovedores para mí. more »Amazing place where live different cultures. Respect for every meter of land and the humility of the people there were moving for me.
Si quieres ahorrar dinero dirígete en taxi a la calle Puputi por $5 soles aprox. De ahi salen buses cada 20 minutos a Pisaq y cobran $4 soles por persona. El viaje dura 45 minutos. La entrada al parqu... more »If you want to save money go by taxi to calle Puputi $5 Suns approx. There are buses every 20 minutes to Pisaq and charge $4 soles per person. The trip takes 45 minutes. The entrance to the Park is $70 soles per person. Access to the Park is up to 16:00 hrs. A visit to Pisac have for at least 1 day. If these problems of heights it is that you go to the Pharmacy and get pills for altitude sickness.
The ruins are great, but don't miss the market in the town square. We also ate at The Blue Llama (southwest corner of the town square, I think). Fun place.
Ruins with lots of fountains, water ways, history and well preserved location. Explains why site is well preserved. It’s in a location with very little to no human interference and has been without gold or silver so has avoided ruining from Spaniards and looters.
One of the Inca ruins easily accessible from Cusco. A must see if you like historic sites. Experience the wonders of the Inca terraces here. Ample photo opp along the way.
These ruins are amazying. It hasn't that famous typical "photo like" view but it is great. It's calm and has so much history on it. Don't forget to bring a guide so they can explain you all the details, otherwise will be a total failure. Be aware of the altitude and climbing can you can feel short of breath easily. The ticket can be bought separatly or a "all in one" (boleto) to other ruins.
Very nice. Worth going. Do so before going to Machu Picchu so you can appreciate it for what it is.
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