Pisac, or Quechua Pisaq, is located near the andean city of Cusco, at the southern entrance of the Valle Sagrado, the sacred Urubamba valley, which is dotted with sublime Inca citadels, charming andean villages and by far the most beautiful craft markets in the region. The best way to plan the tour to Pisac for a sunday, because there you can admire the lively hustle and bustle best in the market. Right next to the market in Pisac, you will find a beautiful textile and craft market, which is also open daily. After a long stroll through the market stalls, you will also have some nice souvenirs, silver jewelry, musical instruments, blankets and alpaca wool clothing at a much lower price than in Cusco.
Pisac is an ideal starting point for several hours of trekking tours to the ancient Inca ruins. You can also reach them by bus from Cusco. Do you want to make an ascent on foot, so you will meet a steep, about 4.5 km long hiking trail. Along the way, you will encounter small tunnels, massive stone gates and also the first terraces that run in large arches around the southern mountain flank.
Once at the top, you can see the old mountain fortress over the long expiring terraced gardens. Here is also the center of the Inca culture at its peak in the history of Peru.
Impressive at this point are the many innumerable terraces, which reach far below the slope of the mountain under and beside the urbanistic plants. At the middle of the temple area, massive, very distinctive rocks of volcanic origin, called Intihuatana (after the sun god Inti), the sun is bound to the faith of the ancient Inca. Right next to the old mountain fortress is an old Inca cemetery. If you have time left after the ascent and tour of the fortress, you can stay here and enjoy the views of both the Urubamba Valley and the slopes of the Inca cemetery.
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