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Address: Chinchero, Peru

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We went on sunday, nice market for arts and crafts. Beautiful church (included in tiquuete turistico)

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We went on sunday, nice market for arts and crafts. Beautiful church (included in tiquuete turistico)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The Chinchero market on Sunday is THE Inca market in the Cusco area. On Sunday different groups from neighboring villages come in the different costumes and barter with each other for goods. Tourists can buy what they want of the local goods as well as a fantastic array of fruits and vegetables. There is also an interesting cooperative for local... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The town itself is interesting, as well as the people in it and the market in traditional dress. The church at the top of the hill combines Catholic and traditional motifs. The market no longer has animals seen on my earlier visit decades ago, and there are more tourists walking around the town, but it's still very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Nice to meet A Little More Of The Inca architecture, beautiful scenery and good weather good craft shops and good prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Of course people will always make it Machu Picchu, but it is worth the trip to go to the Chinchero ruins where there are almost no tourists and where the views are amazing. There will be no one hustling you to hurry up your pictures. The bus ride to Chinchero from Cusco is short and worth it. The market is... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Chinchero....the town, its market, and the church built on the foundation of an Inca Temple is the perfect example of the culture of most of Peru today....a blend of indian, spanish and the church. You can see native weavers combing, dying, weaving and creating beautiful items from Alpaca wool. The market place was fantastic, my wife wanted to purchase a... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Starting in the town of Chincheros, we were dropped off and hiked down the trail from over 14,000 ft, to over 9,000 ft in about four miles. The hike covers multiple eco-climates and has fantastic views. As the descent is steady, there is some pressure on one's knees and quads, which were of course sore for days. The end of... More 

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Stopped at Chinchero for lunch and a weaving demonstration. fun time was had by all. The lunch included a taste of Guinea Pig,,,,very interesting. The weaving demonstration and handmade items were all very interesting. Prices were very reasonable.

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Lido Beach, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Balcon del Inka, up a small hill from the center of town, is like a cultural education center that all should experience just to gain a true insight into combing, dying, weaving and creating beautiful items from Alpaca wool. It might seem hokey because the space is made to look authentically Quechua/Incan/artisanal, but is is still very nicely done. Demonstrations... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Go to Balcon del Inca. Ladies from the village will tell you in a way of short presentation how they make goods from alpaca wool and what ingredients they use to color wool. Very very interesting. You can also buy some goods if you like from their shop. Very good quality products.

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