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Huaca Pucllana, Lima

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In stark contrast to the skyscrapers and modern infrastructure surrounding it, the steep stones of Huaca Pucllana boast more than 1,000 years of history. The adobe pyramid, standing in what is now the center of Peru's capital, was built by before 700 CE by the pre-Inca people known as the Lima. Constructed from seven rising platforms, the pyramid served as a power base for elite clergymen, from which they controlled the affairs of society. Gaze upon the pyramid and imagine the mystical ceremonies that were conducted in this holy place more than a thousand years ago. Plan your Huaca Pucllana visit and explore what else you can see and do in Lima using our Lima travel itinerary planner.
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  • The ruins of Huaca Pucllana stay in a residence district, easily accessible and low-price ticket. There you follow the Guide and have complete explanations of the entire space. Ideal for pictures
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  • Excellent guidance, explore a culture 1000 years before the incas, their crops, their dress, their gods, a particular and fascinating architecture
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  • The atmosphere is very cozy and romantic, the terrace is very nice and the food is average-high but the other compensates for it, the service is a bit cold but friendly, is not very sincere but it is good.
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  • As a pre-Incan setting, this place is a good option to star discovering Lima's history. The site and the guided tour (there are both in Spanish and English and it's included in your entrance fee) are very instructive: you'll leave with the feeling you've learnt something.
  • Excellent tour of this remarkable Pre Incan religious site. Very interesting walk to top!!!
  • Excellent place. From service to choices to flavors and even to prices. With such views you'd think it's highly expensive and it is affordable expensive :) Depending on where you come from it might even be very good value. But totally worth it of an experience. And the flavors and portions along with staff perfectly trained made it for an experience I'll repeat every chance I can.
  • Nice and inexpensive attraction to learn about ancient Liman history. Tours are included in the price (you have to have a guide to walk around the site) and are available in Spanish or English. Took about an hour with a large group.
  • This is an amazing pre-inca site in the middle of miraflores. The site is amazing and still being excavated.