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The park is formed around an Inca mountaintop citadel. Under one of its ridges is the valley of Vilcanota, where the modern town of Pisac now stands. Ascending up to the fort, an amphitheater of terraces has been carved out of the hillside. The stonework allows irrigated farming at an altitude far higher than is possible elsewhere. Across from the fort, a hill is covered with funeral niches, their window-like openings carved out of the rock. The ruins and the town nearby derive their name from Pisaka, a species of partridge that was abundant in the region; it’s also related to the name of Cristobal Pisaq Topa, who was one of the people who helped to create the famous history of the Incas that was written by the Spanish Viceroy Toledo.


Location Access

Province: Calca
District: Pisac
Local Reference: N/A
Distance: 0 kilometers from the town of Pisac / 32 kilometers from Cusco to the complex
Time: 20 minutes by car / one hour from Cusco by car

Site Details

Entrance Fee: Requires Tourist Ticket (Boleto Turistico)
Foreigners S/.130
Foreign students & local adults S/.70
Local Students S/.40
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 7:00 – 18:00
Museum & Other Services: N/A