Piquillacta, Huarcapay

Must see · Ruin · Tourist Spot
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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  • 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.  more »
  • 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...  more »
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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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