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Pisac (also Pisaq) is located 33 kilometres from the city of Cusco, in Peru. It archaeological site is one of the most important of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Located east of the Cordillera Vilcabamba. As it was customary in inca architecture, cities were built on the basis of animals figurative strokes. Pisac, had the shape of a Partridge, as its name says.

This population has an Inca part and another colonial. Its main square is an entertaining place full of colorful and various handicrafts for sale. This town is famous for its Astronomical Observatory.

Architecture of Pisac is also built on indigenous remains mixed by the viceroy Francisco de Toledo . Here you can attend a mass in quechua in the middle of indigenous peoples and varayocs or regional mayors. Similarly, you can check how the incas agronomists solved the problem of planting on the slopes of the hills.

Pisac does not escape the famous Inca legends. The city presents a statue which has a very particular story : It is said that the chief Huayllapuma had a daughter named Inquill, which had to marry the man who could construct, in only one night, the bridge over River Willcamayu - currently "Vilcanota" or "Urubamba"-(a bridge of great importance for the defence of the place). Despite the hard work, Asto Rímac - a handsome Prince - decided to accept the challenge and ask the hand of the Princess.

The authorities of the place arranged everything so Asto Rímac started work, while the Princess should climb a hill without flip; because otherwise, she and her fiance become stone. Almost at dawn, the Prince had culminated with the work, but Inquill, may not support more, turned and was converted into a stone until today.


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