HD Pisac market


| September 24, 2019

Half day visit to Pisac market. Gateway to the Sacred Valley, the town of Pisac was of supreme importance in Inca times. It was the site of one of the most important fortresses built to guard the capital of the empire and the archaeological site, at the top of a hill, features splendid Inca walls, a few towers and a sundial. The town of Pisac today is a sleepy hamlet of brown adobe buildings with faded red tiled roofs and narrow cobblestone streets. A mixture of Inca and colonial influences, parts of the town date from the colonial era and, in the church, Mass is still said in Quechua. Every day the town has a market in the main square and this is renowned for its colour and vibrance. People from the local villages, many of them in traditional dress, travel to the town and the many wares on offer include food items, handicrafts, ponchos and rugs. Share:
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