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This picturesque town, located 46 km from Cusco, contains beautifully preserved colonial architecture against a delightful backdrop of colorful whims of nature.
These natural salt fields have been harvested since Pre-Inca times, throughout the colonial period and even today. They are composed of a large number of pools where the pink salt “Maras Salt” is produced, one of the few salts in the world that has a distinct flavor. Today, the pink salt of Maras is among the four most outstanding gourmet salts in the world.
It is an imposing archaeological site, composed of an impressive system of terraces arranged in the form of a giant amphitheater. These terraces functioned as a gigantic agricultural laboratory, where the ancient Peruvians experimented and obtained improved crops. These terraces also have a religious importance in Andean spirituality, as they inspire great mysticism, and are still preserved as a place to offer ritual offerings to the Pachamama “Mother Earth”.