Pisac park is located 33 kilometers from Cusco on the east. You can get there through an agency as part of a tour of the sacred valley from Cusco. You can also use the public transportation that departs every 15 minutes, you should get off the van after the bridge and go to the back part of the church and take an hour walk.
The National Archeological Park is made up of groups of archeological remains in which terraces, aqueducts, paths that are associated to walls and gates, water channels, cemeteries, bridges, etc.
It is 4 square kilometers big. On this area the ruins are located covering the slopes, they are presented and groups in difficult distribution, while there are isolated buildings in other areas.
Acchapata terraces group:
Only from 200 meters from the plaza there is a beautiful group of terraces. This group is made of 40 terraces forming a kind of triangle which vertices to the down side, it means that the smallest terrace is first seen by the visitor when starting to climb.
Towers or Pucaras:
At Pisac citadel, more than 20 towers can be counted and they are two types: Habitaculo towers and Atalaya towers; the first ones are conic enclosures associated to water channels of construction with well carved and joint stones. These look like pulpits sticked to the mountain. The Atalaya towers are beautiful elevations almost conic, they are not enclosures, their texture is solid and their interior side is compact mass but their bas is flat. The most important one is Coriwayrachina.
It is the main neighborhood, headquarters for temples and palaces, with a better architectonic quality, more beautiful walls, the enclosures are bigger than the ones in other neighborhoods. It has 3 levels the get esthetic and comfort, they molded the buildings towards the main neighborhood. In this area we can find: The main enclosure, the Intiwatana, the altar carved in volcanic rock, groups of liturgical fountains, passages and patios.
It is known as Tianayuc that means "it has seat", since in the interior patio there is a sort of sofa for two people made of stone. This is a small neighborhood, with rooms which doors face the main patio, plus an almost destroyed tower that dominates big part of K'itamayu gorge.
K'alla Q'asa neighborhood.
It is the major neighborhood of Pisac inca city, built on the summit of the mountain, it is the tallest enclosure, its enclosure are distributed down the hill. It has many rooms, steep slopes, towers, a 3 meter long tunnel; this neighborhood has impressive cliffs on the sides.
It is on Chongo gorge, 200 meters from Intiwatana neighborhood and at a lower altitude. It was built getting down the original level of the ground until getting a flat surface. The plan of this neighborhood is semicircular as the shape of the mountain, It has 23 enclosures built with amazing order.
Qanchis Raqay neighborhood.
This neighborhood has many buildings, the houses are made of small and medium sized stones, the plan of the complex is on the slope that gets Chongo creek. All the neighborhood works as a monitor controlling the northeastern of Pisac inca city.
The entering schedule is from 7:00 to 18:00, the fee is included in the touristic ticket.
Entrance fee included in the Tourist Ticket.
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