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A pre-Inca city estimated to have reached its high point between 800 and 1100 AD, in the period corresponding with the development of the Wari culture. Today Pikillaqta contains around 700 buildings, 200 “kanchas” or apartments and 504 “qolqas” or storehouses. At its peak it’s said to have had a population of about 10,000 people. The city plan is geometric, and displays a harmony that is almost perfect, divided into blocks with arrow-straight streets.


Location Access

Province: Urubamba
District: Maras
Local Reference: N/A
Distance: 30 kilometers from Cusco to Pikllaqta
Time: 45 minutes by bus

Site Details

Entrance Fee: Adults S/.10.00 Students S/.5.00
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 7:00 – 18:00
Museum & Other Services: N/A