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Chinchero

Chinchero, Peru
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Type: Civic Centers
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Culebra, Puerto Rico
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135 reviews 135 reviews
44 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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160 reviews 160 reviews
6 attraction reviews
264 helpful votes 264 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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Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Has a church on top of old site, and small village. Goods there sold almost half price compare to Cuzco! Needless to say most of my alpaca fur goods are bought there :)

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West Yorkshire
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95 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We got here fairly late in the afternoon with our guide and it was cloudy and clold, but 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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Vancouver, Canada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
61 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

My wife and I love going to authentic markets, and the Sunday market at Chinchero is one of the best we've seen outside of Southeast Asia. We got there early just as many of the stallholders were still setting up. We spent a couple of hours wandering around the market, taking photos of the stallholders and the shoppers in their... More

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Cusco, Perú
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Land of the weavers Chinchero is located less than an hour from Cusco. The surrounding landscape is great, changes according to the time of year. In times of drought (May to October) predominantly yellow dry plants, in the rainy season (November to April) if you're lucky, you will enjoy an immense plain intense green field, surrounded by snow-capped mountains of... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Chinchero is built on a mountain side. The Incan ruins and farmland are interesting and the view from atop the 'town' are spectacular. Good shopping and there are good buys to be had if one exercises patience and bargains fairly. The baby alpaca scarves, mufflers, gloves, and caps are very good quality at very good prices.

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Mukwonago, WI
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92 reviews 92 reviews
26 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

On our way to the Sacred Valley we stopped at WinayAway Workshop to watch the local women spin,dye & weave the fiber from the local Alpacas & Llamas. Some of the women walk 1 1/2 hours for this training to retain their weaving heritage. The stop lasted about 30 minute as the women showed us how to spin fiber. They... More

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cornwall
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221 reviews 221 reviews
56 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

This was part of the our tour of the scared valley. The first stop was to the textile making factory. Really nice to see how the colorful garments are made. Very natural process, very educational. We then went on to the town itself, which was lined with shops, bit of a climb. The main Church was lovely, always amazed with... More

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Pleasanton, CA (Bay Area)
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19 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

The ruins here are ho-hum, particularly compared to other sites in and around Cusco. Combine that with the tourist trap that exists around the area, and this is really just a mediocre stop in what is likely a fairly standard set of Peruvean attractions. If this is not your first site in Peru (ie, you have been to Ollantaytambo, Pisac,... More

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