Sacred Valley of the Incas

The Sacred Valley of the Incas is a valley in the Southern Sierra in that contains many famous and beautiful Inca ruins. It was called the Sacred Valley because it contains some of the best land in the region and was not a part of the Incan Empire but the property of the Emperor or Inca himself.

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or Cusco, in the Southern Sierras, is a fascinating city that was the capital of the Inca Empire.

is the site of an ancient Inca city, high in the Andes of .

is a small town of cobblestone streets and buildings built on foundations of Inca stonework, in the near in the Southern Sierra region of .

is a small town at the bottom of the valley next to , and the principal access point to the site.


is a large Inca ruin in in .

Písac is a small town about 35 km from . is best known for its Sunday market, but is also known for some ruins dating from about the same time as .

is a city in the of Peru. isn't much of a destination: the town is dusty and not very tourist friendly.

is a small town in within the that is 48 km from .

is a decent-sized Peruvian mountain town.

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