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Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries

Address: Lares Calle, Ollantaytambo, Peru
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Planet Insectia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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new zealand
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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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Vancouver, Canada
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153 attraction reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Climb up here in the morning sun to see spectacular views of the Ollantaytambo ruins across the valley. Climb up here in the afternoon sun to see the spectacular colours of these ruins. There is no admission charge to these ruins but there is a gate which is sometimes closed. The access pont is right in the village of Ollantaytambo.... More 

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Magog, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This is a low-key place. Hard to find and not often mentioned. We had time to kill in town before catching our train. The place is on the city plan in the Lonely Planet although they do not explain what it is. We managed to find it and were surprised to see that it is free. It is a pretty... More 

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seattle
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We loved this hike. Outstanding views of the ruins and town and surrounding mountains. Very few tourists. Look for the cairn on the trail to prevent a wrong turn (we had to backtrack, but with the views we did not care!). We bought the book of trails and hikes from the Awamaki Fair Trade Store and used the directions in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I agree with the reviewer below about the wind. It gets pretty gusty later in the day so go in the morning if you can (cooler then too which is nice). We only went to the lower sites about halfway up and not all the way up to the granaries. If you're afraid of heights like myself the rock climbing... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

If you visit Ollantaytambo you must visit the granaries. Go early to avoid the winds which really come up in the afternoon (the granaries are sited deliberately to be in the wind which preserved the grain). Take one of the young male guides who sit near the start of the track; the one we had was really excellent and worth... More 

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