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Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries

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Address: Lares Calle, Ollantaytambo, Peru

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Free View of town and ruins!

The start was just outside the door of your hotel, so made for and easy quick trip up the hill. Had to marvel at the construction and the hike the Incas made to get up the hill.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The start was just outside the door of your hotel, so made for and easy quick trip up the hill. Had to marvel at the construction and the hike the Incas made to get up the hill.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It was our first taste of Incan ruins, so if you've been to Sacsayhuayman and Macchu Picchu already, it may not be worth it for the ruins alone, but the views from up on the hill are wonderful. You get a look down on the whole town, as well as a view back into the Sacred Valley and a great... More 

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I saw these ruins from the town but didn't initially see anyone climbing up there so decided they must be completely abandoned. After spending the morning at the main Ollantaytambo ruins I had a few hours to kill before heading to the train station. I looked up and saw a few people making their way up the hillside and decided... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Since the ollytaytambo sight is almost 40$us to get in i thought this would be better. It was very difficult to find as the entrance is down an alley with no signs except one small one. I can't comment to much as I only made it up half way. But the views are great. And it seems it's higher then... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

we only saw this from many vantage points in the village and also from our hike up the main ruins. would have tried the climb if we had more time... Apu Pinkuylluna houses the granaries.... The likeness of Viracocha - the creator god - is carved into the sacred mountain. Legend has it that after Viracocha appeared on earth, he... More 

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Planet Insectia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This is a somewhat-overlooked sight though it is in plain sight. There's no grand entrance. Just a very rough stairway up from the gate of the local custodian. There's a few parts of the granary, and the paths are not well-signed and take some guessing to get around. Go up there in the morning for a sunrise view of the... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I only managed to get half way up the mountain not due to exhaustion but the steep uneven path.The first half of the journey is mostly steps/ stone paths which are uneven in places but manageable.After the halfway point you are scrambling up steep rocks not even a proper path- it was too much for me.The views however halfway up... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My mom and I took this hike in the late afternoon. The lighting was perfect on the city at that time! This is a short hike, 1-2 hours depending on how much exploring you will do. My mom is in her mid 50's and had no trouble!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The views from these ruins made the steep walk up worthwhile. But we had so much fun exploring this area. The photography in the old store buildings is amazing. ruins and tracks are all over the mountain and are fantastic. children would need to be supervised as there are lots of steep drop offs and the path is uneven.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I only made it to the middle on the way to Pinkuylluna Mountain. The view was beautiful and it was worth it. The rest of my tour group went ahead on up and said that the buildings were amazing. The best thing is, it is free and you have a great view of the Ollantaytambo Ruins.

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