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.