PERU TRAVEL PLANNER
Situated At the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Peru
is the village of Pisac. It is strategically located as it is a place of passage
for most travelers from Cusco to Machu Pichu.
Due to its excellent location, the village is famous for its craft market, where
offers the visitors the opportunity to buy or just watch a lot of Indian
handmade products by local craftsmen or neighboring communities.
At 32 km from the city of Cusco, approximately 45 minutes by bus. On Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Sundays are made craft fairs in the main square where all the
artisans participate and shows its beautiful works.
There is a great atmosphere in the cobbled streets of the market, although the
crafts they sell there are easily found in other parts of Peru. They emphasize
especially textiles made with alpaca wool and dyed in bright colors.
Here you will find prices markedly lower than in other parts of Cuzco, and
offered by local artisans and peasants, with the ability to negotiate prices.
Besides this, it is also easy to find jewelry made with silver, decorative
accessories or typically peculiar Peruvians toys. Also we will find many crafts
that reproduce Inca archaeological pieces, musical instruments, and alpaca
clothing, very typical of the region that certainly will help with that cold
winter of the own region.
This market is the most popular of the people, but if you have some time you can
explore its strong Inca or around town is very picturesque. The setting is
beautiful, surrounded by mountains.
Definitely, the craft market of Pisac in Peru is a good choice to make a stop.
You're in a halfway, so your next destination will reach Machu Picchu, or return
to a magical city of Cusco.
And, you can also see some women who dress in their traditional clothes, with
which you can take a photo in exchange for a small sum of money. The can easily
identify because they usually are accompanied by a baby sheep or other small
animal, and with bright colorful dresses, colorful elements that will make the
picture and unforgettable memory of your visit.