Mercado de Artesania


Pisac is known far and wide for its market, by far the biggest and most touristy in the region. While there are still some local arts and crafts of note, watch out for mass-produced goods invading from as far as Colombia. Its massive success has it filling the Plaza Constitución and surrounding streets every day.

On Sundays, fruit and vegetable sellers from nearby farming communities come to sell their produce.

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Nearby Pisac attractions

1. Iglesia de San Pedro Apostol

0.03 MILES

Traditionally dressed locals descend from the hills to attend mass in Quechua, including men in highland dress blowing horns, and varayocs (local…

2. Horno Colonial San Francisco

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Huge clay ovens for baking empanadas and other goodies are found in many nooks and crannies, particularly on Mariscál Castilla. But this is the town’s…

3. Jardín Botanico

0.07 MILES

A private enterprise with a huge courtyard full of beautiful specimens and a resident cat.

4. Pisac Ruins

0.72 MILES

A truly awesome site with relatively few tourists, this hilltop Inca citadel lies high above the village on a triangular plateau with a plunging gorge on…

5. Amaru

3.73 MILES

If you are interested in textiles, it’s worth visiting this weaving community that’s a 40-minute trip by taxi from Pisac.

6. Patabamba

4.44 MILES

A visit to the community of Patabamba offers a fascinating participative demonstration of the weaving process, all the way from picking the plants to…

7. Tambomachay

8.79 MILES

Also called El Baño del Inca (The Bath of the Inca), this ceremonial stone bath with spring water through fountains was created in Inca times. It is…

8. Iglesia de San Blas

10.55 MILES

This simple adobe church is comparatively small, but you can’t help but be awed by the baroque, gold-leaf principal altar. The exquisitely carved pulpit,…