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Chinchero

Chinchero, Peru
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Chinchero
Type: Civic Centers
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Darwin, Australia
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161 reviews 161 reviews
83 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Final spot on a day tour and didn't find it too exciting. Very quiet, not much seemed to be happening. The church is really nice but other than that wasn't too much else to see.

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Deinze, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

the church in this town is pretty nice, there are not too many tourists. You also have a pretty view from here over the area.

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Fairfax, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Another must stop on the Sacred Valley circuit. A small charming town not far from Cusco. The ruins are small but a nice display. There were small potatoes being grown on one of the terraces, so that was cool. The colonial church was very pretty right there too. We went very early in the morning making our way to Ollantaytambo... More

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Bangalore
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Idyllic weavers village and great cultural information. You should do this if you like watching cottage industry workers at the traditional looms and also do check out he brilliant church there. Easily accessible from Cusco.

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NY, NY
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139 reviews 139 reviews
72 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Depending on who your driver has a relationship with, you will be taken to one of the many stores or cooperatives of weavers. Since it was a Friday, the main market was not open so we visited "Balcon del Inka" cooperative of 20 weavers situated on a small hill facing the main town. The ladies will greet you at the... More

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Connecticut
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138 reviews 138 reviews
89 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The old part of the town that everyone goes to visit was originally another royal Incan retreat. However, it was burned by the last Inca once he was forced to retreat from Cusco in an attempt to cut off Spanish supply lines. What remains today are old Incan foundations and terraces ( you need to go to the edge of... More

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Far North Coast, NSW
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164 reviews 164 reviews
72 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Chinchero is quite a small village and the old part of Chinchero is very special. We were lucky enough to be there on a Sunday morning when the old colonial catholic church on the hill (built 1600s I think) was having a service. The singing and prayers were played outside into the courtyard on loud speakers and was beautiful to... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We got here with our guide, we enjoyed the ruins and the views were still good and all the people were so friendly, it was very nice.

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Culebra, Puerto Rico
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148 reviews 148 reviews
48 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Nice to get away from crowds of Cusco. Great scenery. Check out the weaving - the women have make a great business and have excellent products. You might get to meet Nilda who has helped promote the weaving business. Make certain to see the larger art weavings - not you run of the mill weaving that you see everywhere. The... More

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Gloucestershire, England
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181 reviews 181 reviews
11 attraction reviews
283 helpful votes 283 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Our guide knew of my interest in textiles and said that Chinchero would be right up my street, even though this was a Tuesday and not the big market day. How right she was! We arrived early - before the large group, thankfully - and strolled around the small streets, dropping into any workshop which took our fancy. We sat... More

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