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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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  • October 7, 2017
    If you go through Pissac stop you to visit the ruins (taxi 50 BS) very nice site after Macchu Picchu
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  • October 3, 2017
    It was a pleasant discovery that took us beyond the main attraction of the area. Accordingly it helps paint a better picture of the Incas and their remarkable history. More climbing!  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Unfortunately we had little time to get to know but it has 2 Citadel a, 100 metres from each other. The first on the Summit of a hill and the other a little further down. It also has a large terraced hillside and an inca cemetery on the hillside across the street. I didn't take the citadels but at least the Summit seemed in good condition. Without a doubt I recommend visiting it and at least 1, 5 hours of spare time. If you go by car, you must follow the path which leads to the village of Pisac until it ends at the Summit of the mountain where in archaeological complex. Posters end up in the town and do not indicate how to follow.
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  • June 5, 2017
    Amazing and extensive set of ruins with views across the mountains. Can be quite busy in the mornings with the tour busses heading down sacred valley. If recommended a stop in the town of Pisac first, then head up later if you can. A taxi to the top costs about 25 soles. You can then walk down the ruins and back into town. If you're fitter and keen, start from the town and walk up. The entrance is just near the market in town. If you're going down or up, some stretches have steep stairs.
  • May 16, 2017
    What a beautiful place. A small Inca city where you can see the step farming. The religious places, the regular area where commoners lived, and graves as well!
  • April 10, 2017
    It's really amazing how Incas managed to expand their crops. They were true geniuses in everything they did. This place is an Inca laboratory which shows how cool were they to adapt to different altitudes.
  • June 21, 2017
    So beautiful! Use a guide, this will enrich your trip.
  • May 28, 2017
    Visit the archaeological site and then take a stroll through the lanes of the recent pueblo. No much difference to Inka times (despite Wifi) 😄

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Where to stay in Pisac

Across the modestly sized town of Pisaq, you'll find a good set of accommodations. Not huge in number, but certainly varied enough to fulfill a range of tastes, the accommodations in the main town center include basic hotels, offering simple rooms for decent rates, and smaller, budget-friendly guesthouses, set in formerly residential buildings. Head farther out of town to find a number of grander accommodations, designed to offer relaxing, retreat-style stays in remote plots in the Sacred Valley. Such accommodations provide additional facilities, such as spas, pools, and onsite restaurants.
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