Chinchero Travel Guide
Immerse yourself in history when you visit Chinchero. Built amongst terraced, ancient Inca ruins, you can see two worlds come together when you visit the old colonial church, which stands on the foundation of ancient Inca temples. In the Coricancha Archaeological Museum, explore Peru’s history from pre-Inca through colonial times. Visit the Plaza de Armas where you can view a collection of amazing Inca artifacts. For the most authentic experience, visit Chinchero on a Sunday, when the village holds an open market.
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- ChincheroMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jan 18, 2014
Chinchero is a small town outside of Cusco and a popular spot for tourism in the Sacred Valley for its Inka ruins, textiles museum and outdoor market. This was actually our first stop on our tour of the Sacred Valley.
There was a large stone wall in the town and from a high point, I saw many agricultural terraces along the valley that were said to still be used to this day by the community. We enjoyed the beautiful views of the city and valley here.
The ladies were seen in traditional dresses and gave an excellent presentation on hand weaving that is performed throughout the region. We learned how the alpaca hair was cleaned, dyed naturally by plants and insects, and then woven into colorful, everyday items.
This market reminded me of the one in Pisac, but less touristy, because the community also shopped here for fresh vegetables and other foods. The souvenirs sold here were similar to ones found in Pisac.
- ChincheroJan 05, 2014
Chinchero is a small town on the way from Cusco to Machu Picchu or Moray&Salineras. It is famous for its textiles and we recommend you to visit Chinchero on a Sunday and brows through the local market. There are also many textil centers where you can learn about every single step of the production of table cloths, bags, huts, jumpers etc... a very nice center is "URPI". We'd also like to invite you visit the Restaurant Merienda in Chinchero, a new restaurant run by a young and talented local couple. The "Restaurante Merienda" is located right above the local market and serves high quality breakfast, lunch, coffee and dinner.
- ChincheroFirst to ReviewJul 17, 2012
Less know then the Pisac market, this is the place to go to buy your souvenirs. Easy to reach from Cusco. Prices are much cheaper and goods more authentic. Every Sunday, people form the nearby villages come down from the mountains. Smiles, colours, freshly fished trouts, easy to spend an entire day walking around.
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