Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero

Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero

Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero
4.5
7:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Bean-Buggles
Plumsteadville, PA422 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We came here hoping that it would be similar to other sites with numerous guides outside the entrance offering their services. Unfortunately, there were none. We used our boleto turistico to enter and walked the site ourselves. There is an old spanish church built on top of Inca ruins. Inside the church there is an elderly gentleman pointing to signs in multiple languages that say no pictures are to be taken inside the church and that a donation should be made. There are many people inside the square selling goods. Unfortunately, without a guide, we were unable to truly learn about the site and appreciate its history. The masonry was exquisite. We enjoyed our time here. We were able to drive here on our own and park in front of the alpacas. This location is more remote and does not see as many tourists. It does not appear to have the same tourism infrastructure as some of the other ancient sites in the valley and appeals to tours focusing on the textile weaving instead of the archaeological site itself.
Written 14 April 2024
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Mktpro99
West Palm Beach, FL1,309 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Visited a weaving center in this area which also housed lots of native animals. The demonstration was educational, The store contained many different products that were made here and are for sale. Not to be missed.
Written 22 March 2024
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advcards
Reno, NV3,639 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Interesting to see they probably had the most vendors that you had to work your way through of all the tourist attractions we have visited overall some good views and lots of terraces
Written 27 January 2024
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vern C
Mount Vernon, WA662 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Although I have been to the Sacred Valley a number of times before, I had never visited this place until now. I found it to be very interesting. Our visit started at an alpaca cooperative that produces articles, such as shawls, scarves and rugs, from the hair of the alpaca. They have several alpaca and llamas that you can feed and pet. They also have a pen with quite a few guinea pigs, called cuy here. The cuy was considered a delicacy by the Incas and it is still eaten today. The tour included demonstrations of how the alpaca wool is worked, colored and weaved. The native woman who gave the demonstration did a fantastic job. She was not only very knowledgeable, but also quite funny. Her narrative was in Spanish, however, so I really feel for those Americans who don't know any Spanish. The rest of the tour consisted of touring some of the temples and terraces around the town of Chinchero. Once again we were able to appreciate the incredible skill of the Inca culture. The way they were able to create terraces to grow and water their crops is absolutely amazing. The destruction of so many of the Inca structures by the conquering Spaniards is a horrible tragedy. We are fortunate that there is anything left to see at all.
Written 29 October 2023
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TheExplorerFamily
Somerset, NJ6,451 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
The Sacred Valley is located in the Andean Highlands, and formed the heart of the Inca Empire at one time. The land was, and still is, very fertile for maize production. A large number of crops are still harvested there.

We stopped at a family’s home first, and sat through a demonstration of how the women weave the wool into fine threads to create sweaters, scarves, ponchos, etc. We then drove to the archaeological site.

The entrance to the grounds was right through the markets, and we could not help, but notice all the lovely vibrantly colorful items sold here. The smell of corn cooking was quite overwhelming, and we were tempted to buy and try some of that corn. It was really delicious.

The Spanish Church complex on the top of the hill is still standing from centuries back, and people still worship here on important occasions, and still gather here on the vast grounds for the festivals. All the buildings were built on the top of the Inca foundations.

The Inca architecture and their knowledge was simply amazing. The terraces on the mountainside where they brought the water via aqueducts and harvested the grains were an amazing site.

It was a visit well worth our time.

Written 23 September 2023
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DodoDidi
Tampa, FL926 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Very far and isolated village on the altiplano. Colonial architecture mixed with Incan ruins. Many vendors and stray dogs. There is word of an airport coming to serve the area. A nice way to end a great Cuzco stay~
Written 2 May 2023
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Lucas Morgan
Saint-Quentin City, France2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Spanish church builds on top of Inca ruins over. Over 500 years old building and plaza with visible Inca foundations and terraces. Walking through the village to get to the plaza one can see the various building roofing and stonework styles. The weather can change quickly. We has sun, hail and a litle thunder and rain while we were here. Beautiful historical sight. (Visited 2022 with Peru Tripper)
Written 3 February 2023
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Larson
Dos Rios, CA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
These ruins tell a story and it is even better if you have a native guide to share the history and culture of the Inca civilization. The winding road up is interesting and the scenery is great. At the site, take the time and venture around the whole site- residential, religious, and agricultural areas of the site. take some soles for local vendors and the bathroom!
Written 28 January 2023
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betteskid
Boston, MA1,356 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We loved our visit to these ruins. With each new stop to view the amazing Incan civilization that really was only a short part of Peru's amazing history, we gained new insights and learned more about these people. These ruins especially helped us understand the agricultural methods used in the terraced farming. It was also a lovely town and the ruins were set in an area with great views. This is a good place to stop if you are in the area.
Written 14 December 2022
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Archie
Glenmoore, PA5,335 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022 • Family
This is an archaeology site where you see the Spanish build over the incas palace. You can see the monastery present. There is a textile presentation where the women present the making of the garmen. Its amazing to see the natural material and herbs that change the process. You can buy some beautiful Ponchos and blankets and support the local industry.
Written 28 June 2022
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