Piquillacta
Piquillacta
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Ethan Mason
New Orleans, LA10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
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.
Written September 7, 2019
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RHAHJ
Nijmegen, The Netherlands1,972 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
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 the space within the walls seems empty, but this space still needs to be excavated. I went on the Tipon-Piquillacta trip from Cusco. Although we had a pretty good guide, I regret that we didn't have more time to walk around Piquillacta. I would rather have skipped the late lunch or the church later that day.
Written January 8, 2019
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Cracovian
Madrid, Spain94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Solo
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 few information signs and I didn’t feel that I was missing key details as not so very much is known about that civilization. One disappointment is that I wanted to look at the unearthed ceramics in the little museum but the person on duty at the entrance to the site and museum had wandered off when I arrived and it was then closed when I left. One or two tourist groups arrived later but I think I had the entire enormous place to myself when I got there.
Written October 31, 2018
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WPLandry
Fairfax, VA558 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
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 there is nothing to read along the way.
Written March 27, 2018
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Elphax
Timisoara, Romania539 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
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"
Written January 16, 2018
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George S
Columbia Falls, MT50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Friends
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 previous civilizations. By the time we finished our tour of the site we were the only ones there. This is normally combined with a tour of Tipon and Andahuayilla.
Written October 13, 2017
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Wong Suk
Handforth, UK282 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
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 it was quite but pictures unfortunately does not show the scale of thus archeological site.
Written September 28, 2017
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Helen C
Hartstown203 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Solo
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 buildings and multiple chambers were all that occurred. As there was a closure, with some of existing facilities sealed off, there is good preservation and some plaster on walls and floors remains.
This intriguing relic of ancient history offers wonderful Andean scenery in addition to a look into the precision and massive structure capability of early Peruvian indigenous people.
If you can, climb up to the principal road at the top and visit the viewpoint at the wall above the entrance for best overall views.
In the thin air, take extra time.
Written September 16, 2017
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Maria
Helsinki, Finland474 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
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 commoners on top, they were separated by walls. Hills have very nice views
Written August 27, 2017
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RaktimRay
Singapore, Singapore1,468 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Solo
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. Conservation efforts are well under way to protect the remains. The site offers nice expansive views of the valley around and the lake which was the sustenance of the people. Some interesting aspects about this civilization include the fact that they didn't rely too much on farming and their sustenance was mostly from the fish in the lakes nearby. They didn't worship the bible but only nature. The large network of walls which dominate the sites were used to separate the royals from the commons as well as provide lookout areas. Some of the houses had gypsum and mud coating which was starkly different from the Incas who used only rocks. The most striking aspect of the ruins was the houses of the kings were located at the bottom and the commoners on the top contrary to almost all civilizations. Be prepared to do some walking and climbing steps on site. Once on top of the ruins though you get a very nice view of the surroundings. Include this in your itinerary while in Cusco. It's quite different from everything else you will see. General ticket will cover the entrance.
Written July 29, 2017
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