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Piquillacta

| 20 km East of Cusco, Huarcapay, Peru
+51 973 243 218
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“pre inca” (6 reviews)
“inca sites” (2 reviews)
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| 20 km East of Cusco, Huarcapay, Peru
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+51 973 243 218
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"pre inca"
in 6 reviews
"boleto turistico"
in 5 reviews
"inca sites"
in 2 reviews
"machu picchu"
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"nearby lake"
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"tipon"
in 8 reviews
"remnants"
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"excavations"
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"maze"
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"civilization"
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"structure"
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"incas"
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"culture"
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"precision"
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"romans"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must-see. The remnants of old structures and ancient roads are impressive and really gives you an idea of what life might have looked like for this civilization. You will definitely want a guide who can tell you all about the place as...More

Thank WPLandry
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Seems like a very nice place for archaeologists and passionates. Without a guide you just see the great roads, and many ruins of old wari buildings. It is not very spectacular except for the size.The site is not "tourist friendly"

Thank Elphax
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

This extensive and little visited site was built by the Wari culture around 500AD. The layout of the town is very impressive. Mortarless walls stand 15 feet high in some places. Streets are arrow straight. It offers an indication of how the Incas learned from...More

Thank George S
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

On arrival, I was surprised at the size of the site. You could have probably spent and hour or two walking around all the paths. It felt a little bit like a maze. The back wall was pretty cool to take a picture of when...More

Thank Wong L
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

One of the mysteries of archaeological research, this is a large facility built with elaborate precision before the Inca dominance. While it was begun with particularly fine water access structure and infrastructure to serve a large number, it was only partially completed, and beginnings of...More

Thank Helen C
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Amazing archaeological site currently in recovering process. It is very different than most ruins around Cusco. This pre inkan civilisation did not do much farming but was living off of the fish in the nearby lake. Also the royals lived down in the bottom while...More

1  Thank marvah
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

Generally included in the Southern Valley tours from Cusco, Piquillacta is a welcome change from the Incan ruins that you become so accustomed to seeing in and around Cusco. Mostly derelict, this site gives an in depth experience of how a pre Incan civilisation lived....More

Thank RaktimRay
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

We arrived early in the morning and were the only ones there. A vast ruin layered and dotted the landscape in the valley. Some areas were used for religious functions and ceremonial purposes. It took us a hour to go through. A very enjoyable walk...More

Thank Travellibra
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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

This is a pre-inca site. The size of the settlement is quite impressive. The double wall is quite unique. And the surrounding mountain and valley view is beautiful. At the nearby site, it is interesting to see the Inca stone facade against the pre-inca wari...More

Thank Huhu2013
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Reviewed 2 June 2017

This is the second pre-Inca site my wife and I visited on our recent trip to Peru, the first one being Huaca Pucllana in Lima. We visited this site as part of a private tour of the South Valley of Cusco with Machu Picchu Viajes...More

Thank VG1302
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