The name comes from two words in quechua “piqui” which means flea and llacta means town, so the meaning would be “town of fleas”, this name was used in the last years of the colony, in the inkas times this meant “muyuna” that means to go in circle.
Piquillacta is not only a multiple of complex of archaeological remains, it also has landscape and history, is also an enigma and has much reality, to all of this you have to add the beauty and the legend of the princess Sumak T’ika.
The legend tells that the princess Sumak. T’ika daughter of the king of Piquillacta, young beautiful and had many lovers, worried for not knowing who to choose to be his husband, she decided that would married the first prince that would bring water to her palace. They were two princes that decided to participate in the contest; Auki T’tio was the winner, making the water come to the palace in 6 months to the palace of the princess, she kept her promise and her wedding was very glamorous. Atoj Rimachi under the stress of his defeat hi hung himself
This ancient city was created from 900 to 1200 after Christ. It was build by the culture Wari like one of its capitals. Later it was taken by the Inkas, to protect the empires capital, finally was a civil city. The population occupied about 123, 55 acres this was protected by large walls, made out of rocks that was assemble with dirt.
Here you can find three types of houses; long and narrow with high walls, blocks of low walls; covered with plaster and in a triangular shape.
Between this complexes of rooms are the squares with huge plains and all the streets are strait and narrow about 2 meters Wide, here you can see something that is really strange, there is no doors or windows. The entire park has about 24 archeological groups, in all of this you can find “Rumicolco” that is a great arch made out of rock. In its time it was an obligator control post.