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32km (20 miles) NE of Cusco

The pretty Andean village of Pisac lies at the eastern end of the valley. Although the town is prized principally for its hugely popular Sunday artisan market, an obligatory stop on most Sacred Valley tours, Pisac deserves to be more widely recognized for its splendid Inca ruins, which rival those of Ollantaytambo and even Machu Picchu. Perched high on a cliff is the largest fortress complex built by the Incas. The commanding, distant views from atop the mountain, over a luxuriously long valley of green patchwork fields, are breathtaking.