Pisac is an ancient colonial town whose market attracts a number of tourists from all over the world. It is known for the knickknacks that you get in small markets such as this. It is only 20 km from Cusco and is a great one day trip to make. However, be warned that you will end up spending a lot of time at this market as it is very attractive.
What can one do at the Pisac market?
The market is located at the base of the mountain on which the Pisac Fortress is built. Once you spend enough time at the market you can visit the fortress and take a look at it as well. The town is attractive by self as it contains many interesting restaurants and bars. You can experience how people used to live hundreds of years ago in a small charming colonial town.
Pisac is also a great place to try local food and there are many Chifas where you can try Peruvian Chinese food. While Cusco is a large city and has a number of entertainment options, it is also a huge tourist center. This means you will always be surrounded by fellow tourists and will probably not experience real Peruvian lifestyle.
Thus, visiting Pisac is a good idea as it will give you an idea of Peruvian lifestyle while also providing you with an opportunity to experience an exotic market. You can purchase handicrafts, clothes, fabric, jewelry, art and other interesting things. Make sure to carry a big bag with you so that you can carry it all back to your hotel room.
What to visit Pisac?
If you would like to visit Pisac market when you visit Cusco, do not hesitate to inform us. We can help you customize your trip so that you can enjoy the market for a longer time and immerse yourself in Peruvian culture. Contact us today to learn more about Peruvian destinations which are offbeat and quirky.