Pisac is a town that is located 30 km from Cusco, where we can find the ruins of the Sacred Valley that are part of one of the most important archaeological sites. Its bases are based on a solid history, built with each piece rich in culture by the Inca communities.
A town with a lot of tradition, an Andean village built on indigenous remains of the Viceroy Francisco de Toledo, where you can see the culture in its people, traditions such as Quechua masses, cultural festivals, sculptures and archaeological buildings that make part of its charm and even the way in which crops are grown with the application of astronomy, science used in the past by its inhabitants.
Pisac that comes from the Quechua word pisaq or p’isaqaq, which means partridge, the same way that has the area for which it is very characteristic, also this term has a special importance, because it refers to spirituality, with the mystical , with the spiritual values that the human being must develop.
This place is very distinctive in the country for its ancient stories that give it a unique value that enhances every part of its ornate houses, in which every detail is appreciated. This iconic town attracts millions of tourists every year for its attractive and welcoming space, where we can find from restaurants with typical food, hotels, places where you can buy crafts made by the population to the Plaza de Pisac, where there is a variety of things that we can buy to bring us a nice memory.
The legends that have transpired through the years are astonishment and of great importance to those who visit the place, as they do not go unnoticed and always pay attention to the emotions and senses.
One of his most famous stories is that of a peculiar statue that tells an Inca legend, in which the chieftain of the town called Huayllapuma had a daughter, called Inquill, whom he had to marry with the man he could build, in just one night, the bridge over the river Vilacmayo (a bridge of great importance for the defense of the place). Despite the hard work, Asto Rímac (a handsome prince) decided to accept the challenge, and ask for the hand of the princess. The authorities of the place arranged everything so that Asto Rímac initiated the workings, while the princess had to raise a hill without turning; because, otherwise, she and her fiancé would become stone. Almost at dawn, the prince had culminated with the work, but Inquill, unable to bear more, turned and was turned to stone to this day.
What makes this place unique and special are its legends, which count for much more than a culture, it is a way of life that has been impregnated in people, in their homes, even in their way of carrying out different activities.
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