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Pisac is a colonial town, built on the ruins of an Inca citadel by Viceroy Francisco de Toledo. It stands at the entrance to the immensely fertile Sacred Valley. The ruins are among the most spectacular of the region, flanked by large Inca terraces and overlooking a steep gorge. It has an interesting mix of buildings and its exact purpose is not known for certain, most commonly held to be a large fortress to protect the entrance to the valley.

Pisac is also home to a vibrant and colourful market. It is a wonderful place to observe buzzing local life, discover some of the local produce, shop for traditional handicrafts and sample local cuisine. 

Some of our favourite places to visit and things to do in the Sacred Valley
What to do in the Sacred Valley of the Incas


Ollantaytambo is a large Inca archaeological site, that was once one of the most important centres of the region.

Moray terraces

Moray is a well-known Inca site where we can see the innovative round terraces.

Maras salt ponds

The pre-Inca salt ponds of Maras are still used by locals in the Sacred Valley even today.