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Pisac

Listed under Historic Towns and Villages in Cusco, Peru.

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Most people visit Pisac on Sundays for the big local Sunday markets, but there are also markets on Tuesdays and Thursdays and a pretty main square lined with craft shops that's open every day of the week. As well as shopping, Pisac also has its own ruin: a citadel with a great defensive view over the Inca Trail that snaked along the valley floor below it. The citadel's terraces and aquaducts have survived well, cut out of solid rock, and though the temple hasn't fared so well, there are burial chambers in the caves above it that weren't discovered and plundered by the Spanish.

Pisac is an hour from Cusco by buses, which leave ever 15 mins or so.

Written by  Stuart James.

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