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16 reviews of Chinchero

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Travel broadens the mind

On January, 1 we decided to go to Chinchero, which is what we know as the Sacred Valley, we took a local combi for 4 soles (less than $2). As we arrived we realized that there was a party atmosphere but instead we went to the ruins, they were perhaps not as impressive as others we saw, but the nature and breathtaking scenery were, really long walks were inviting - despite the drizzle that at times became steady rain. Importantly, many of the Inca agricultural terraces were currently being cultivated. In the late afternoon we saw many people gathered outside the church attached to the ruins, they made a circle of women and men, in the center was the sacred coca leaf, many cases of beer passed from mouth to mouth and in the middle a giant bucket. A chicha invited and encouraged me to try. There were marching bands, everyone was happily celebrating and were taking pictures with each other. They told us that the celebration was for the new mayor's inauguration. Our return to Chinchero Cusco wasn't so easy - because it was a holiday the vans were loaded and local taxis took about 10 people. We took a van in which we could not breathe for 3 soles and fifty but the experience was totally worth it. Travel broadens the mind and enriches the spirit and this little trip to the Sacred Valley undoubtedly did that.
Flavia Ramos
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Chinchero

Chinchero is situated 28 kilometers from Cusco, surrounded by the peaks of El Chichon and Veronica. It is a town where stone is king. It is one of the few places that visibly retains the Inca urban design. In its square you can still see the stone walls with trapezoidal niches, in the square they hold the traditional Sunday market, in which barter or exchange is still practised. The church was built using as building materials blocks of limestone walls which belonged to a great palace. It was in the 1960s when they discovered the Inca palace under the Catholic church, it has a wonderful frecos, but unfortunately they do not allow photos to be taken inside, those here were taken from outside.
Almudena
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