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Pisac Inca citadel

An Inca citadel and terraces on the hills

•location:
PISAC CITY

•type:

•country:
PERU

•interest:

CULTURAL

ARCHEOLOGICAL RUINS

Pisac Inca citadel

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ABOUT - 

Pisac Inca citadel

Pisac is one of the most important and visited archeological parks of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Together with Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu, it forms the archaeological circuit of Cuzco. It is located in the city of Pisac, to the east of the cordillera of Vilcabamba between 2.900 and 3.500 meters above sea level, it is 30 km from the city of Cusco, province of Calca, Peru.

 

Its official denomination is National Archaeological Park of Pisac. It is constituted by groups of archaeological remains among which stand out platforms, aqueducts, roads associated with walls and portals, water canals, cemeteries, bridges, etc. Pisac Archaeological Park encompasses an area of 4 square kilometers.

 

The attractions that stand out are: Acchapata and its 40 platforms in the shape of a triangle with its vortex downwards, where it can be verified how the Inca agronomists solved the problem of planting on the slopes of the hills; the pucaras of Pisac citadel with more than 20 big towers for defense, of which the most important one is Qoriwayrachina; the neighborhood of Intiwatana to the center of the Park with temples and palaces; the Tianayuc neighborhood; the district of K'allaQ'asa, the largest of all built on top of a mountain with impressive ravines; the Pisaq'a neighborhood over the Chongo’s ravine; and, the QanchisRaqay neighborhood.


The archaeological Pisac has the form of a partridge of puna (a species of bird), according to its original toponymy and to the custom of the Inca architecture that constructed settlements based on animal figures. It has a Site Museum. The current town of Pisac lays on a valley and its main square is an entertaining place where handicrafts are sold. The architecture of the modern Pisac is mestizo, built on indigenous remains.

 

GET THERE - 

Pisac Inca citadel

• location:
PISAC CITY
•country:
PERU
•region: 
SOUTH AMERICA

ADDRESS OR VENUE

The National Archaeological Park of Pisac is located at Km 30 of Cusco–Urubamba road, Perú

GETTING THERE FROM THE CLOSEST MAIN BUS STATION

37.5 km by bus, taxi or private vehicle from the bus terminal of the city of Cusco to Pisac National Archaeological Park, by the Cusco-Urubamba road or 28G.

TIME TO GET THERE FROM THE CLOSEST MAIN BUS STATION

57 minutes by bus, taxi or private vehicle from the bus terminal of the city of Cusco to Pisac National Archaeological Park.

GETTING THERE FROM THE CLOSEST AIRPORT

36.5 km from Alejandro Velasco Astete international airport in the city of Cusco, to Pisac National Archaeological Park, by the Via de Evitamiento.

TIME TO GET THERE FROM THE CLOSEST AIRPORT

1h03 minutes by bus, taxi or private vehicle from Alejandro Velasco Astete international airport in the city of Cusco, to Pisac National Archaeological Park.

DISTANCE TO THE CLOSEST MAIN CITY

Cusco city - 30km - 18 miles

DISTANCE TO THE CLOSEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Cusco city´s airport - 30km - 18miles

 

PRACTICAL - 

Pisac Inca citadel

PROFILE

• Interest:

CULTURAL

PLACE

• Class:

ARCHEOLOGICAL RUINS

• Type:

• Kind:

RURAL

3000

• Altitude meters:

9842

• Altitude feet:

• Minimum visit time in hours:

2

• Maximum visit time in hours:

12

OPENING HOURS (or DATE if it is an event)

  • Monday to sunday, from 07h00 to 18h00

ENTRANCE FEE

With the Tourist Ticket (B.T.C. or Boleto Turístico Cusco) you enter 16 places of interest that are in the city of Cusco, adjacent places and nearby valleys like the South Valley and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It is managed by the Committee of Integrated Cultural Tourism Services-Cusco (COSITUC)

 

B.T.C. Is classified in:

• Cusco Integral Touristic Ticket (BTCI) included Pisac S / 130 peruvian soles

• Cusco Integral Tourist Ticket for foreign students (BEE) S / 70 peruvian soles

• Cusco Touristic Ticket for national tourists (BIN) S / 70 peruvian soles

• Cusco Integral Tourist Ticket for national students (BEN) S / 70 peruvian soles

• Partial Tourist Tickets S / 70 peruvian soles.

 

The address of Cosituc to buy tickets is: Av. El Sol 103, Galerías Turísticas, Of. 101, in the city of Cusco, Peru. Telefax: (51) 084-261465 / Telephone: (51) 084-227037, www.cosituc.gob.pe. Opening hours: monday to saturday 08h00 - 18h00; sundays and holidays 08h00 - 13h00.

RELATED ACTIVITIES

VISITS:

  • Panoramic sightseeing.

  • Guided visits.

  • Independent visit.

  • Experiential journey.

CULTURAL:

  • Attending folkloric events.

  • Attending artistic events.

SPORTS:

  • Walking

  • Trekking.

  • Running.

  • Camping.

  • Biking.

  • Horse riding.

SPECIALIZED:

  • Bird watching.

Wild life watching.

ADVENTURE:

  • Mountain climbing.

RELEVANT CATEGORIES

  • Unesco World Cultural Heritage Site.

  • Cultural National Heritage.

WHAT TO TAKE WITH YOU

  • Warm clothing,

  • Confortable walk shoes,

  • Sunscreen,

  • A hat or a cap,

  • A camera.

  • A video camera.

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