The town of Pisaq is at the entrance to the Valle Sagrado/Sacred Valley of the Incas. It was the bread basket of the Incan Empire, with food production generously supported by the sacred Urubamba River.
Pisaq market is a market set up in the narrow, winding streets of Pisaq. The sights, sounds, smells, colors, and feel of everything for sale is unforgettable.
This region of Peru is renowned for its artisans and in the videos below you’ll see why. After centuries of working with natural colors and wool from alpacas and llamas, the result is breathtakingly beautiful clothes and souvenirs.
Below are videos showing a walk through the market – one with music and one without.
Below are some pictures of the market and the town of Pisaq:
I happened to be in Pisaq on May 1st, International Workers’ Day. It was a holiday in Peru, but the tourist areas are open 365 days/year.
Below is a video of a procession for May Day. I couldn’t tell if it was a celebration or protest.