Piquillacta, Huarcapay

Step inside pre-Incan Peru at Piquillacta, which has stood in this spot for almost 15 centuries. Get a glimpse of ancient agricultural practices at the ruins of an irrigation system, which includes a stretch of aqueducts. Stand in the streets and appreciate the tall walls that still guard the long-abandoned walkways. With so much to explore, the site remains a great place for both children and adults interested in a bit of Peruvian history. To visit Piquillacta on your trip to Huarcapay, use our Huarcapay road trip site .
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  • Ruins of a city of civilization before the Incas. Very large Area that allows you to have a notion of the streets and houses. The place is very dry and warm. In some houses you can see the old cover made of plaster.
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  • As this place is pre-Inca it seems that there is no point in visiting it. The construction is much rougher than the Inca but it must be understood that they are many more years old. It is a very interesting place and you can appreciate that it is a walled city with quite urban criterion. Unfortunately and as in almost all places, they charge you a rather expensive ticket and there are no posters, brochures and in this particular place there were no guides. It's a shame.
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  • Just next to the road a huge ruin. Very interesting. At the door there is a local man who will tell you the story for free but you can buy souvenirs out of him. Included in the Cusco tourist ticket. Recommended
  • Drive right in along the original Inca highway, park right outside the walls. Much larger than expected, clearly the home to many people. Quite a bit of reconstruction going on, several access points to view structure below grade. Really enjoyed walking the perimeter. Don't skip the small museum at the entrance, give it at least 10 minutes.
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