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| 20 km East of Cusco, Huarcapay, Peru
+51 973 243 218
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| 20 km East of Cusco, Huarcapay, Peru
+51 973 243 218
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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
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

Thank Wong L
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
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

Thank marvah
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Another site worth visiting, established well before the Inca. We had a private guide that explained what they know, although it is only what the archeologists have been able to establish and a summation of that knowledge, but it gives you insight into the theories...More

Thank Deb K
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