The archaeological center of Pisac is located 33 km away. away to the east of the city of Cusco, at an altitude of 3,300 meters above sea level.
Pisaq is a Quechua word, a proper name that has no translation into another language, because it specifically does not qualify any object or fact.
This archaeological site is important because it is the entrance to the sacred valley of the Incas. In addition, it is a strategic place, located on the top of the mountain, and built with several paths that connect with other sections. The most amazing thing about this historical monument are the terraces on different levels that were built to take advantage of the land for cultivation. From the other side of the river, arriving from Cusco, you can see the spectacular terraces on the slopes.
When we reach the top, on foot or by road, we find one of the most fascinating settings. The depth of the valley and the projection of the surrounding mountains transport us to moments of glory and power of the Inca people, who created this orderly city in the mountains: with neighborhoods and terraces perfectly adapted to this exuberant geography.
The large number of terraces indicate the care they had for the land and what it produces. The technology of the terraces not only served to sow, but there was a whole elaborate plan to combine the different arts and techniques so that they are truly functional in diversity.
Pisac is made up of a multiplicity of units related by proximity and functionality, they are grouped into enclosures (neighborhoods), more, areas of huge terraces, aqueducts, paths associated with walls and portals, channeled water channels, cemetery, bridges, etc.
In this Inca city, with a master's degree in the distribution of spaces, the sacred area could not be missing; which is almost hidden from view from the main roads. The ordering of the ceremonial enclosures is, once again, special in relation to astronomical alignments; for which the wise created a solar meter (Intiwatana) in situ, in the rock.
The town of Pisac has a craft market that is located in the town's Plaza de Armas; offering the visitor a wide variety of textiles, ceramics and silverware. The knowledge and skill for this type of crafts was inherited from their ancestors.