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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  • August 15, 2017
    Very good food, customer service and you can enjoy the view of the ancient ruins. Very enjoyable ruins archaeological, a period pre-Inca, along with an excellent restaurant service.
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  • August 15, 2017
    It is in archaeological site that contains much mysticism by their Adobe and filled with pebbles and sand. It belongs to the Lima culture, it is preserved, researched and restored since 1981. One of the main attractions of the Peruvian Lima. He has thirty years in research, Lima culture from 1500 years ago. Is conformed by a pyramid of 25 metres in height, and a set of patios, plazas and enclosures to the Northwest of this. Visit it in the morning or at night is always an incredible experience!
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  • August 15, 2017
    We stayed in Miraflores and walked to the ruins in the morning - it's amazing to see the ruins amidst the city. It was very safe and we waited a few minutes for the english tour which is included in t...  more »
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  • July 14, 2017
    Too bad that you're no longer visiting the site on your own! A tour guide must be assigned either in Spanish or English. Tour guide is limited in explaining the Archeology of the site, the history of human sacrifices that was found at the site. A little bit disappointed, but overall it's an interesting experience.
  • July 21, 2017
    Really interesting site, the tours leave every half hour and are in either English or Spanish, lasting approx 45min. Entry cost is 12 soles for adults, highly recommended.
  • April 8, 2017
    This site is the first place on my list of "must-sees" in Lima! The juxtaposition of ancient ways in the center of the modern world is fascinating! They have done, and are still doing, a great job of excavating this site. There are other similar areas in Lima, but none are as well-done as Huaca Pucllana. The tours offered in English and in Spanish are good, and I did not have to wait. My guide was very knowledgeable.
  • July 10, 2017
    Worth every minute, with bilingual guides the experience is a trip back in the history of the pre-inka culture in Lima. The Huaca is an artificial pyramid built by ancient ones. It's restaurant is also a we'll know culinary delight. Don't forget to go into the mini museum at the entry. Have seen the Huaca restored over the last 20 years, half way to a full restoration that will take 15 more years you can see archeologists at work, and in summer months there are classes for kids.
  • July 29, 2017
    Interesting place to visit but wasn't very impressed with the tour. However very good value for money and a nice introduction to the history of the area

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