Pisac

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Altitude: 2,900m (9,515 ft) Population: 3,013 Phone code: 84

 

Pisac (32 kilometers or 20 miles northeast of Cusco) is popular due to both ancient and modern attractions. The ancient ruins at the top of the mountainside-featuring a small Inca village with temples, palaces, solstice markers, baths, and water channels-draw archaeologists from around the world. Its modern attraction is its sprawling market, luring travelers looking for bargains on indigenous weavings, souvenirs and knit clothing.

 

Other places nearby Pisac: Ollantaytambo, Yucay and Urubamba.

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