Archaelogical complex


Archaeological Complex chincheros

In Chinchero, "people of ar¬co iris", is one of the many pue¬blos cusqueños in which gen¬tes living daily in the same incaicos areas almost intact, among them cyclopean pare¬des semiderruidas in the same ancient houses, still con¬servando old costum¬bres of incario.

In the main square where the Sunday fairs remains intact Inca stone walls carved with 10 trapezoidal niches two meters high and 1.50 wide, taking on top relie¬ve numerous petroglyphs they are made.

Palaces, terraces and battlements of the great defensive fortress established there by the incario surround the place "where the rainbow appears with bursts of light in an environment that becomes magical," according to notes the writer and journalist desta¬cada Alfon¬ sina Barrionuevo.Se says Chinchero was one of the favorite places Tupac Inca Yupanqui, where Mandara build his palace and many beautiful terraces on the throat of the Vilcanota.


  • 13°31′22″ south latitude
  • 73°43′42″ west longitude


The climate is warm and temperate in Chincheros. In winter, there is much less rainfall than in summer Chincheros. The climate here is classified as Cwb by the Köppen-Geiger system. The average temperature in Chincheros is 11.7 ° C. Precipitation is 757 mm a year.


The capital is the town of Chinchero, located meters 3754. A 28 kilometers from Cuzco, in the province of Urubamba, department of Cuzco, and before reaching the Sacred Valley (Urubamba river and) the people of Chinchero is. The Sunday market, which originally was dominated by the exchange of products between the inhabitants of the area is now a tourist attraction by offering their crafts and Inca textiles manufactured in pre-Columbian style.

The important Inca ruins of the town were excavated and restored by the Spanish Archaeological Mission between 1968 and 1970. These investigations led to several volumes published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain.