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Complejo Arqueologico Wari, Ayacucho

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Discover the ancient capital city of Wari with a visit to Complejo Arqueologico Wari, all that remains of the Middle Horizon civilization that preceded the Chimu and Inca cultures in Peru. The Wari empire ruled from 500 to 900 CE, and its excavated capital city reveals the civilization's well-organized residential, administrative, and religious areas. The mortar clay and slate ruins reach up to 12 m (39 ft) in height in some places and bear revolutionary rectangular subdivisions--both signs of cutting-edge architecture for the time. The complex also showcases some of the excavated treasures, including skeletons, sculptures, and ceramic pots and plates. Before you head to Ayacucho, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Ayacucho itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Ayacucho has to offer, including Complejo Arqueologico Wari.
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The colonial-era streets of Ayacucho house atmospheric and sensitively restored hotels and family-run inns. Larger hotels built in recent times provide a wider range of facilities and services, including pools, restaurants, and bars. Informal and budget-friendly guesthouses fit in neatly with the look of private homes and stores on the residential streets in town, providing particularly good options for budget-conscious visitors who want to delve into the rich culture of everyday Ayacucho.
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  • The Wari site is huge, many interesting facets. Good small museum. Living and ceremonial quarters. Excavations could use more investment for rhis fascinating pre Inca culture.  more »
  • I have been here many times in the past and recently took some friends to see this place after two years without seeing it. I was amazed at all the progress that has been made uncovering additional si...  more »
  • First of all I have to say that I'm passionated about old civilizations, in particular the pre incas ones. But the major problem in tourism in Peru is that most everything out of Lima is in spanish. B...  more »