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Address: Chinchero, Peru
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Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Chinchero
Type: Civic centers, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Civic centers, Sights & Landmarks

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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86 reviews 86 reviews
54 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Stopped at Chinchero for lunch and a weaving demonstration. fun time was had by all. The lunch included a taste of Guinea Pig,,,,very interesting. The weaving demonstration and handmade items were all very interesting. Prices were very reasonable.

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Lido Beach, NY
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76 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Balcon del Inka, up a small hill from the center of town, is like a cultural education center that all should experience just to gain a true insight into combing, dying, weaving and creating beautiful items from Alpaca wool. It might seem hokey because the space is made to look authentically Quechua/Incan/artisanal, but is is still very nicely done. Demonstrations... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Go to Balcon del Inca. Ladies from the village will tell you in a way of short presentation how they make goods from alpaca wool and what ingredients they use to color wool. Very very interesting. You can also buy some goods if you like from their shop. Very good quality products.

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Vancouver, Canada
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163 attraction reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Chinchero is another amazing Inca Site in the Sacred Valley. It's claim to fame is the church built on some Inca foundations but please do yourself a HUGE favour and walk way, way beyond that church and take in the full impact of these spectacular terraced ruins. The most amazing thing here was that we were only 2 of maybe... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Among the many sights of the Sacred Valley, Chinchero stands out. Next to the magnificent ruins of the Inca palace, above the village surrounded by mountains, the beautiful little colonial church is a jewel with frescos and original statuary.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I loved this place the archaeological site, which highlights more here certainly in my opinion is its colonial church, I was impressed to find a magnificent artwork.

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Fredericton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This is not the most impressive Incan site, but if you do find yourself there, the town is charming and you can spend some time wandering the narrow streets on the way to the temple at the top. If you want a peaceful visit, not being harrassed by vendors, go in the morning. If you want to buy crafts, go... More 

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comanche, oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Driving through Chinchero to Cusco our driver made a stop for us to see the weavings and hear and see the demonstration of the women making the yarns and textiles. Very friendly and great priced items for sale. Bought many baby alpaca scarves to bring home. Definitely a must see.

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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72 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This was our first viewing of an Inca site and with the benefit of a very knowledgeable guide we were fascinated by the different styles of building techniques used. We felt as though we could quite easily detect the differences between imperial and rustic style. The church was fascinating and the whole site was very accessible. From the plateau below... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

My visit to the ruins of Chinchero was ok. The ruins, I think are probably the least impressive of all of the sites I visited. The site contains an Inca parade grounds, some walls and a terrace. Prior to my visit to the ruins I did visit a tourist site where Peruvian women made traditional alpaca wool. That destination is... More 

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