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Address: Chinchero, Peru
Phone Number: 984951059
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The Virgin of the Nativity Festival

We were very lucky to arrive in Chinchero on this day, Sept 8th. It was a short climb up a narrow street to the top of the hill where the church is located. There was a big... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
Mike M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

We were very lucky to arrive in Chinchero on this day, Sept 8th. It was a short climb up a narrow street to the top of the hill where the church is located. There was a big courtyard full of people dressed in native attire. Music was playing, ladies were dancing in circles, men were drinking. It was a great... More 

Thank Mike M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Amazing views and a beautiful city. There is an older Catholic Church sitting above the Incan ruins. There were few visitors when we were there, yet we could see sheep herders with their sheep and goats down below. I could not help but but feel I was standing in such a beautiful historical place.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Impressive cultural experience easy stroll through town and down to the market...many unique local crafts and herbals available, as well as quality textiles

Thank Leslee M
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

If you climb the back streets of chinchero, you finally get to a place where you need a tourist ticket to enter. This area is the historic centre of Chinchero, where you can find some beautiful little back streets, lots of textile shops, a lovely church, a market and some beautiful ruins. We visited early one morning and it was... More 

Thank Vanessacmc
South San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

A stop in Chinchero was included in our private tour. This town is a higher elevation than Cusco, so my husband and I found ourselves a bit out of breath after climbing just a few steps. Our main stops included the old church built on an Incan foundation, farming terraces, and a stroll through the open-air market (no tents, vendors... More 

1 Thank Ana Marie L
Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We stopped here totally unplanned to visit the textile and weaving displays. The people are super friendly and welcome visitors with open arms. If you're driving the sacred valley, make sure you ask you guide to stop here... you won't regret it!

Thank love2travel2802
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

At over 3,700M the altitude was a real challenge for us and thank g-d we didn't stay there overnight. However the people were brilliant and welcoming as you can see from the attached pictures. We stumbled into an annual celebration and the women in traditional dress welcomed us with open arms. Make sure you talk to the people!

1 Thank DPL-OZ
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Chinchero was the most beautiful location I visited during my Peru trip. You have to walk up a set of steps and turn into a small alleyway in order to get there, but once you do the land opens up to you into grand stretches of plazas. The vista here is incredible. The valley and mountains across from the plaza... More 

1 Thank Ollie Z
Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The city is beatiful but every Guide takes you to the place where the local ladies in theory make real alpaca derivated products... I would rather explorer the city and it's surrounding. I don't know but it feels a bit lide a tourist trap.

1 Thank Umekita
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

REI adventures took our group here. The country side was so beautiful. We traveled by bus. We got to go see the ladies make yarn. If I am remembering correctly, the site of a new international airport will be here in about 6 years.

Thank Susan B

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