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Piquillacta: Tours & Tickets

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| 20 km East of Cusco, Huarcapay, Peru
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Reviewed 8 September 2019 via mobile

One of the first civilizations in the city of Cusco, we visit this beautiful place with the help of our operating company, we will be grateful to them.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank traveledethan
Reviewed 8 January 2019

Piquillacta is called the flea city. It was a Huari (or Wari) city at the edge of their territory, and therefore defended by high walls. It is nice to see the entrance road and the wall making a corridor around the entire site. Half of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 31 October 2018

This is quite different to the rest of the places on the tourist ticket and therefore a must-see. It’s really large but I enjoyed walking every part of it. Despite what someone says below, I found it fine without a guide — there are a...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank WPLandry
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"

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Elphax
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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank George S
Reviewed 28 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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank sukwong
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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Helen C
Reviewed 27 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

Date of experience: August 2017
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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

Date of experience: May 2017
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