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Address: Chinchero, Peru

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A great insight into the spinning and weaving of the local textiles. Not only are the ladies very skilled at waving, but they are lovely people with a good command of English... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

A great insight into the spinning and weaving of the local textiles. Not only are the ladies very skilled at waving, but they are lovely people with a good command of English. What a shame that this area is going to be totally spoiled by the new "Cusco International Airport". If you get a chance protest against it.

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We stopped here for lunch and to watch a weaving demonstration. The ladies providing the food and demonstration were lovely. We had quinoa soup and guinea pig and then purchased some nice souvenirs. The guinea pig was greasy and tasted like rabbit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I loved learning about how the textiles were made. The demonstration was excellent - outlining the steps from washing to dying, to spinning and then weaving. Appreciated the explanation of the symbols in the weaving.

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Englewood, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Chinchero was our first stop at a high altitude spot after we left Lima. I had to catch myself from tumbling over by grabbing a small tree branch for stability. It's amazing how the higher altitude affects us. We visited a small market where five or so women demonstrated how they produce different colors for the wool they spin and... More 

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Cusco, Peru
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Chinchero is starting to get quite touristy and overpriced due to the sheer number of package travelers that descend into the town daily on their way to the Sacred Valley. It's a good option if you know where to go but any originality left in the town is gone. The views of the ruins can be spectacular in the morning... More 

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Monterey, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The little village of Chinchero is at an altitude of 12,000 feet above sea level and the Incan ruins and seventeenth-century Spanish colonial church are on a hill above the village. You may find yourself a bit out of breath, but climb those flights of stone steps past the row of souvenir shops to the church plaza. Take a step... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We loved this little village - we visited on a Sunday for the market which had very few tourists but lots of local colour! Definitely recommend. The little colonial church is wonderful - we fell in love with the ornate painted ceiling which was stunning. On the same site is the remains of some Inca ruins and stunning views of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We stopped at Chinchero market and listened to and watch the ladies explain how they take wool and turn it into all these marvelous textiles. We were so drawn in, we went on an incredible shopping trip and the ladies were so nice to ship it directly to the US for us. Between the two of us, we bought one... More 

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

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

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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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