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Chinchero

Chinchero, Peru
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Chinchero
Type: Civic Centers
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We found this to be excellent. One woman took us to her shop and gave an excellent demonstration of the craft and very nice things in shop. Able to then access the rest of the shops and get past the gatekeeper that was insisting you pay 70 soles just to get to the shops!! We never got to the actual... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

If you hire a private driver, they will likely take you here (one of several stops in sacred valley that is worth seeing). Obviously if you're short on time this is ok to miss, but the wool-lady does a nice demonstration for you and will bargain with you for a good deal on baby alpaca blankets and other items.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The site is relatively small and easy, no climbing except for terrace steps. It has an unusually large ceremonial plaza. The rest looks like agricultural terraces. It should take about an hour to walk the ruins. It's on the Boleto Turistico.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

the ruins were great, and the market was so nice. Not as big as Pisac, but the vendors were not extremely pushy

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Silver Spring MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We stopped here on our day tour of the Sacred Valley to see a weaving demonstration. Definitely add this to your itinerary - the demo is really interesting and it supports the local economy and culture.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

First stop in our tour of Cuzco's sacred valley didn't disappoint. It was sunday's local market and, though less busy than I thought it was beautiful and enjoyable. Apparently, the Sunday Pisac market is too touristy and Chinchero is the one to see. Lots of local crafts, a beautiful Little church where you can see the remains of the inca... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We visited Chinchero this past week and stopped into two weaving demonstrations. Both were really great and we learned so much about how these hard-working women take raw wool through a long process of cleaning, spinning (try it....it is not as easy as it looks), dyeing and finally weaving. It is amazing how they can achieve such beautiful colors from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This lovely village is soon about to be destroyed with an International Airport in 5 years time. At the moment it is traditional and has a great Inca site where locals still dry out potatoes for storage for up to 10 years and where you can see how the locals produce the lovely coloured wool from Llama.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Our guide took us to this beautiful little artists' cooperative. The demonstration of the cleaning, dyeing and weaving techniques was very interesting and the women were so warm and welcoming. There were many high quality pieces for sale, as well. This was a lovely stop in the Sacred Valley.

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Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We just loved the ruins at Chinchero, they were not crowded and the scenery was beautiful, we spend hours here and enjoyed every minute. The Inca's were amazing.

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