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Pisac is located 33 kilometers from the city of Cusco, Peru. His
archaeological site is one of the largest in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It
is located east of the Cordillera de Vilcabamba. As was customary in Inca
architecture, cities were built based on figurative designs of animals. Pisac,
was shaped like a partridge, as its name.
This population has a part Incan and colonial other. The main square is a fun
place full of color and various handicrafts for sale. This town is known for its
The architecture of Pisac is also built on indigenous remains mixed by Viceroy
Francisco de Toledo. Here you can attend a Mass in Quechua among indigenous and
regional varayocs or mayors. Similarly, we can see how Incan agronomists
resolved the problem of planting on the slopes of the hills.
Currently attracts many tourists to the Inca ruins, part with Ollantaytambo and
Machu Picchu Cusco archaeological circuit, making it the largest source of
income of the people, other than subsistence farming.
Archaeological Park of Pisac
On a mountain lies the archaeological site of Pisac, made up of numerous
districts and various places including the main one is known as Intihuatana,
admired for their fine finish to their premises. Also of interest is the
pre-Hispanic cemetery, the largest found in this part of the continent.
The Pisac Inca constructions are remarkable for the huge platforms or terraces
that surround the mountain, its polished stone structures, fully assembled, are
surrounded by watchtowers and observation points.
Main places in Pisac
The wall. Gather five doors, located in the eastern part of the
archaeological complex. The only one who has called Amaru Punku lintel, which
means "Gate of Serpents."
The tunnels. Are some chincanas discovered in the archaeological area,
you can have different directions, one going towards the city of Cusco and one
on the citadel of Machu Picchu, the latter passing through Ollantaytambo.
The Inca Bridge. Deposits: are six colcas having equal size, these may
have served as reservoirs of the Incas, where they kept all the harvested
The Inca cemetery. This is located in front of the archaeological
complex, being able to see the caves that were once the tombs of the nobles of
The "City" of the Towers. We can also say that Pisac is known as the
"City of Towers", because it has more than twenty towers built in the projecting
parts of the mountain.
The Enchanted Ñusta. It is a rock shaped like an Andean woman carrying a
child, this statue of rock may be found in one of the curves reaching Pisaq (on
the road Cusco - Pisac)
Tiyanacuy. It is a small neighborhood located in the lower part of the
city. Here you can find a perfect seat for two, carved in stone.
Calla House. This is a rustic set of buildings located in the irregular
outline of the mountain top. Is difficult to access because we have to overcome
some dangerous cliffs.
Pisaca. Set of rectangular buildings located southeast of, because their
walls are considered the most perfect of the Inca civilization, also provides a
spectacular view to the town and the rest of the valley.
|The Intihuatana. One of the most important ceremonial centers
in Pisac, it is said that this site was an observatory on the movements
of God "Sun", it served to celebrate religious ceremonies and worship
the Sun God by sacrificing animals.
The Archaeological Park has a site museum where exhibits the main pieces
found in the main sites of Pisac.