Chincheros Things to Do

  • Inca Balconies
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  • Inca Balconies
    by briantravelman
  • Inca Balconies
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Most Viewed Things to Do in Chincheros

  • 1. Chincheros Church

    As in many towns, the most famous landmark of Old Chinchero, is its church. This one was built by the Viceroy of Toledo at the end of the 16th century, after the Spanish took the town from the Inca....

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  • 2. Chincheros Ruins

    Throughout the main square of Old Chincheros, you will find the foundations of several Inca structures. These ruins are parts of what was once a series of palaces, equip with temples, baths, and...

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  • 3. Chincheros Market

    The main attraction of Chincheros is its colorful traditional textile market. The market is held daily in the main plaza of Old Town, though I read there is a larger market held on Sunday mornings....

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  • 4. Free Pictures

    As we were heading out of the old square, I spotted this local girl with traditional clothing, standing in the corner. I told her that I thought she looked very pretty. I wanted to get a picture with...

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  • 5. Lake Piuray

    We didn't actually stop at this lake, only drove by it, but I still thought it would be worth mentioning. This lake is located about a mile SE of Chincheros. Though the lake is rarely visited by...

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  • 6. Inca Balconies

    This is the second most famous attraction in Chincheros after the Old Town square. If you want to walk around on the balconies, you have to go through the Old Town, which requires a Boleto Turistico....

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  • 7. Shop till you drop!

    Like in any touristy site, the locals are present to sell you everything you ever wanted: Jewellery, weaved articles, clothing, pottery and everything in...

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  • 8. Take a look around!

    You can walk around the square and the locals are waiting for you to pass by with their crafts for sale. There is views over the surrounding mountains, views on...

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  • 9. amazing maize

    Their corn has giant kernels! But don't expect them to taste like the juicy sweat corn that we're used to. They tasted a little bit dry, chewy and starchy....

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  • 10. The Musician and his ware

    There was amusician there selling flutes and pan pipes. He can drum up his El Condor Pasa. He offered me to put pn his costume also, I regret passing up the...

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  • 11. Picture with llama

    You'll have chances elsewhere also, but this is our first opportunity to take picture with the llama. This one was not very cooperative, but we managed to take...

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  • 12. The market, of course... Le marche bien sur ...

    The "boleto turistico" allows you to visit the church, but it's Chinchero's market that you have to come to visit, actually. A very typical one...Le "boleto...

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  • 13. Chincheros Ruinas

    Long before the Spaniards conqured the new world, the Inca empire had build an enormous complex and settlment in present day Chincheros. The ruins stand as a...

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  • 14. Chincheros Church

    Right on top the Inca ruins lies a beautiful church build by the Spaniards. The interiors are breathless, taking in many features of the region as well as the...

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  • 15. small roadside market on way to Chincheros

    Our first experience with local market. The local offered us complimentary papas con queso to showed their hospitality.

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  • 16. White washed housed

    There is a church and a small museum with white-washed walls and red tiled roofs. I like the insde of the church. It was dark inside and photo was not allowed.

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  • 17. the market

    We didn't go on the market day, but some of the vendors were there. It was more intimate than Pisac.

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