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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. Make Huaca Pucllana a centerpiece of your Lima vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Lima route planner.
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  • This important ceremonial center of Peruvian culture is what you must see during your visit in Lima, a Mysterious place which needs to be discovered and not only to be visited but also to be studied.....  more
    This important ceremonial center of Peruvian culture is what you must see during your visit in Lima, a Mysterious place which needs to be discovered and not only to be visited but also to be studied.....  more »
  • This site is very interesting to visit - and a guide is crucial. However the site itself is not very accessible - and not much in the way of interpretation. So you Linda walk up to the fence, listen.....  more
    This site is very interesting to visit - and a guide is crucial. However the site itself is not very accessible - and not much in the way of interpretation. So you Linda walk up to the fence, listen.....  more »
  • Highly recommend going to! Well worth the time and worth taking the tour with the guide. Great restaurants nearby the entrance. 
    Highly recommend going to! Well worth the time and worth taking the tour with the guide. Great restaurants nearby the entrance.  more »
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  • It’s a cool pyramid. Right in the city so it is unique. There is a great cafe right next to it. Unfortunately we were not able to go inside because you have to make reservations beforehand. Still cool and you can see part of it without going inside.
  • Caesar M. And the whole of the wait staff were wonderful! So interesting and engaging. Very positive and gave fantastic food recommendations. I highly recommend this restaurant after visiting the archeological site it overlooks. You will not be disappointed. Great food, beautiful view, and exceptional service.
  • Worthwhile to visit. I observed it from the restaurant that overlooks it as it was closed that day. Didn't matter a bit and i would go back to enter and rake a tour but suiting next to the ruins have cocktails spending time with friends near this site allowed me to soak in lots of visual information. Its an extensive site and impressive.
  • The staff here was friendly. You can only walk through the site with a tour guide book a day in advance. I went the same day without knowledge of booking a day in advance and they were able to fit me in a English tour. Tour takes a 1 hour very cool with it being in the middle of the city.
  • Thanks to the tour guide, this was probably one of the most interesting places of our visit to Peru. Book tickets in advance, the tour takes about an hour and you will learn all about this interesting structure and the people who lived there, including why the bricks are placed vertically instead of horizontally. There are plenty of opportunities for photos and the views are great. There's a little waiting area inside the gate with access to a toilet if you're early or you can visit the cafe outside the gate if you want. Do not leave this place off your trip to Peru.

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