Ruins in Pisac

Pisac Ruins

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 either side. Allow several hours to explore. To walk from tow…
Landmark in Pisac

Horno Colonial San Francisco

Huge clay ovens for baking empanadas and other goodies and castillos de cuyes (miniature castles inhabited by guinea pigs) are found in many nooks and crannies, particularly on Mariscál Castilla. But this is the tow…
Gardens in Pisac

Jardín Botanico

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

La Capilla

In recent times, the INC (Instituto Nacional de Cultura), in a characteristically controversial move, demolished the church in the main square in order to reconstruct it in colonial style. Masses, which have moved t…
Market in Pisac

Mercado de Artesania

Pisac is known far and wide for its market, by far the biggest and most touristy in the region. Official market days are Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, when tourist buses descend on the town in droves. However, the m…
Village in Pisac


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