Location

Map of Chinchero

Generally you can get Chinchero on the way back of the tour of the Sacred Valley (or pull) one hour way from Ollantaytambo and 45 minutes from Cusco.


Description

The current towns as Chinchero, Ollantaytambo and others, are located over ancient pre-Hispanic towns. Chinchero was right over the path that led to Machu Picchu during Inca time and was an important urban center that can be observed now around its church and square.

chinchero cusco

Attractions

Chinchero was an important urban center which center was where now the church is, around it wonderful walls of polyhedrons as retaining walls are shown shaping the terraces, also you can see big rooms with windows, niches, doorways.

The current main square where the Sundays fairs take place, finishes with an Inca wall on the eastern side which has 12 niches each of them with 2m tall and 1.5m wide. This wall is also an ornament and retaining wall for another square working as atrium in front of the church.

The remains of three shrines are found which are called Titiqaqa, Pumaqaqa, Chincana; that are enormous outcrops of limestone carefully carved by ancient Peruvians, shaped as steps, stairways. There is a group of terraces built according the geographic shape.


Schedule

Opening hours:
Monday to Sunday: 7:00 am to 18:00 pm.
Cost:
Entrance fee included in the Tourist Ticket.