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Pisac is a small Peruvian village on the Urubamba River, some forty five minutes from Cusco. The village is well known for its huge market every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.
However, the exploring traveler can visit the Inca ruins, known as Inca Pisac, on the hill at the entrance to the valley.
The ruins are separated into four separate sectors. They are highlighted by agricultural terraces on the steep hillside, which are still used today. This was an agricultural area, meat as a bread basket for the Incas. However it did have military and religious importance. It depended the southern entrance to the Sacred Valley and controlled the route which connected th Inca Empire to the border of the rain forest.