The town of Pisac has an Inca and a colonial part.
Its main square is an entertaining place full of color and has a market with various handmade items for sale.
It is known for its astronomical observatory, its Sunday masses, which are celebrated in Quechua and are accompanied by the sound of pututos (sea snail horn; which is inherited from generation to generation) and also, for the use of barter as a means of payment.
Next to Cusco and Pikillacta, Pisac closes an equilateral triangle of 33 Kilometers on the side, precisely it has been planned to protect the city from the possible attacks of the Antis (Anti drift of Andes or mountains), who were the worst enemies of the Incas.
The Pisac museum offers an exhibition on the production process of the typical tissues of the Quechua communities called away. The visitor will be able to know the raw material used, the process of dyeing fibers with native plants, spinning and assembly.
Also, different looms and work tools are exhibited. Before finishing the tour, the textile learning process in which the whole family participates is observed, where the intervention of women prevails, since it is responsible for transmitting knowledge, skills and abilities to their children from generation to generation.
In turn, the museum presents an exhibition on the production of ceramics developed by the people of Pisac.
In a second room the development of the archeology of Pisac is exposed, from the Inca period to the period of imperial expansion of the Inca state.
The exhibition includes a graphic presentation of the various archeological sites of the district and the Pre-Hispanic city of Pisac known as the Intihuatana, as well as various ceramic, lithic, textile, skull and mummy objects that help to understand the relationship that existed between the dead and the living in the Andean worldview.
The textile practice in Peru continues to be of transcendental importance for the Quechua communities of Pisac as a symbol of cultural identity. The Museum offers you the opportunity to meet, learn and practice with the textile producers of the district the ancestral techniques of textile production and live a direct experience in the process of making weaving loom and / or four stakes.
Hours: Sunday to friday from 8.00 to 13.00hrs and from 14.00 to 17.00hrs.
Address: Amazonas Avenue and Federico Zamalloa Avenue, Pisac.