Archaeological complex


Archaeological complex of Piquillacta

The archaeological complex of Piquillacta or Piki Llaqta is an archaeological site consists of the remains of a city of ancient Peru, the pre-Hispanic era. It is located in the district of Lucre, Quispicanchi province, department of Cuzco, about 30 km southeast of the city of Cuzco and 3,250 meters above sea level in the basin of river Lucre and a mesothermal environment course of Vilcanota River. It covers an area of about 50 hectáreas.Fue one of the most important administrative-cultists of the Wari (or Huari) culture centers, including VI to IX centuries AD, and represents the urban planned wari par excellence. Some experts argue that remained in force until the time of the Incas, although they have found no corroborating this presence remains.


  • -13.60276" south latitude
  • -71.76760" west longitude


The climate is classified as warm and temperate. In winter, there is much less rainfall than in summer Tipon. The climate here is classified as Cwb by the Köppen-Geiger system. The temperature here is on average 12.4 ° C. There are about 581 mm rainfall.


The area corresponding to the living area Montane Rain Forest Subtropical where predominate species Achupalla (Puya herrerae), Chachacomo (resinous Escallonia), Queuña (Polylepis spp.), Kiswara (Buddleja incana) Molle (Thecoma mollis), among others.