Top things to do in Pisac

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. Taking a taxi up…
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. While there are still some local arts and crafts of note, watch out for mass-produced goods invading from as far as Col…
Fusion in Pisac


The balcony of this chill and welcoming place may be the best spot to watch market-day interactions in the plaza below. The menu is fusion (think Thai meets Amazonian while flirting with highland Peruvian). Traditio…
Church in Pisac

Iglesia de San Pedro Apostol

Traditionally dressed locals descend from the hills to attend mass in Quechua, including men in highland dress blowing horns, and varayocs (local officials) with silver staffs of office. It's held at 11am on Sundays…
Peruvian in Pisac

Doña Clorinda

In a lovely colonial home, this longtime Pisac mainstay serves up hearty Andean fare. Order some homemade chicha morada (blue corn juice) to go with heaping plates of arroz chaufa (Peruvian fried rice), trout, beef …
Cafe in Pisac

Ulrike's Café

This sunny cafe is consistently tasty, serving up a great vegetarian menú ( set meal), plus homemade pasta, house-made bagels and melt-in-the-mouth cheesecake. The fluffy carrot cake is legendary. There’s a book exc…
Gardens in Pisac

Jardín Botanico

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

Horno Colonial San Francisco

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 most authentic – a colonial oven dating back to 1830. There are …
International in Pisac

Cuchara de Palo

Inside Pisac Inn, this fine-dining restaurant offers organic salads, meats and dishes like pumpkin ravioli drizzled with corn and cream. Service can be slow but it has great ambience, with candlelit courtyard tables…
Peruvian in Pisac

El Sabor

This popular local restaurant has the best deal in town: set menus of classic Peruvian fare with three options daily, including a vegetarian option. It's fresh and tasty as the restaurant's name suggests, and great …