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Pisac Travel Guide: 57 reviews and 239 photos

Pisac is a little village not far from Cuzco, that celebrates an attractive market on sunday mornings. Is a bit too touristy those mornings, as most of the tourists staying in Cuzco come here as a group activity, but if you come early in the morning, before most buses arrive, you will still enjoy the local flavour.

The market

Local people from all the area come to this sunday market in Pisac, not only vendors and sellers but also folkloric groups that come here to play music and dance, so is a very colourful and interesting place.

The ruins

But Pisac is also famous for some fabulous Inca ruins located on a hill on top of the village. Not as impressive as Machu Picchu but they can be a good intro if you are visiting those afterwards.

  • Last visit to Pisac: Apr 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2008 at 10:36 AM

    Joaquin, lovely page of Pisac ! I liked this place, visited the market and walked down from the ruins. Afterwards I came back to the Sacred Valley twice.

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2007 at 7:52 PM

    Maybe I'll go back to Peru and find Pisac for the shoe shine . . . ;-)

  • calcaf38's Profile Photo
    Nov 3, 2006 at 8:06 AM

    Beautiful Peru pages, Joaquin. I had a wonderful time in Pisac / Cuzco / Iquitos myself, and you have captured it so well. I also liked the mercado central in Cuzco, but I didn't taste the food. You are braver than me!

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    May 29, 2006 at 10:00 PM

    What an excellent page again!! Brings back many happy memories! Isn't the Sunday market amazing??

  • chancay's Profile Photo
    May 24, 2005 at 6:06 AM

    (segundo! ;-D) ..great page...brings back memories (as usual)... .we went up to the ruins by feet..and it was a hard walk... the taxi tip is a good one ;-)

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    May 23, 2005 at 8:47 PM

    can't believe I am the first one to comment on this beautiful page and place!lil spelling devil (wood) shopping for Alpaca wool....so many memories


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