Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries, Ollantaytambo

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View the ancient ruins of Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries, an Incan structure used to store grains. Precariously hugging the side of a steep mountain, the ruins offers panoramic views of one of the world's most iconic landscapes. Take a moment to admire the terraced storehouses, supposedly built in the 15th century by emperor Pachacuti and used to protect and preserve food from heat and animals. Arrange to visit Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries and other attractions in Ollantaytambo using our Ollantaytambo trip builder.
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  • August 13, 2017
    The views from this hike were amazing! These ruins are FREE to hike/visit, but you must comedown before they close at 4:30pm. We hiked up in the morning to the first set of ruins (20-30 minutes) and t...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    This is a bit of a scary, cliff clinging, steep hike. It takes about 20 minutes to get to the first set of ruins and you can continue on to more if you so desire to. Not going to lie, its kind of a sc...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    It is not a must, but if you have free time in Ollantaytambo and you have already visited their incredible ruins the ascent to the Pinkuylluna is a good choice. On a medium-low difficulty trail you will reach the figure of Viracocha
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Ollantaytambo is packed with budget-friendly hostels located near the center of town and offering nice views of the countryside. Providing simple but clean and comfortable rooms ideal for backpackers, many of these establishments offer their own guided tours to nearby archeological sites. Mid-range hotels present a good alternative for travelers with kids, providing free Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast, and access to enclosed gardens or terraces with sweeping views of the surrounding mountains.
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