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Huaca del Sol y la Luna, Trujillo
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Take a tour of not only pre-Columbian, but also pre-Incan history at Huaca del Sol y la Luna. Built by the Moche culture, which flourished between the 2nd and 8th century CE, these two huacas (often translated as pyramids), had outstanding ceremonial and religious importance. Many scientists believe that the larger of two was the largest man-made structure in South America before the arrival of the Europeans. Today, the smaller remains better preserved, exposed less to looting and the elements. Complete your visit to the huacas by stopping at the adjacent museum, which displays a collection of historical artifacts--here you can learn the traditional Moche painting techniques. Use our Trujillo trip itinerary maker to add Huaca del Sol y la Luna and other attractions to your Trujillo vacation plans.
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  • Remnant of the pre Colombian culture, which is worth a visit for the explanations of the guide (available in English and french) and mosaics
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  • Beautiful place in where you can enjoy landscapes and culture, in addition to the story that saved the old structures of the place
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  • The Huaca of the Sun and the Moon, is actually visit the huaca of the Moon and see far the huaca of the Sun. To get to the Huaca of the Sun and the Moon in taxi the price varies between 10 to 15 soles from Trujillo Centre and if you go by bus go to the oval Grau, there are a few vans that leave you in the same Sun and moon these have a blue stripe. PS: Not take the combi moche, because that will leave you at the Pan American and hence you will have to cross the track and wait for the blue stripe combi or take a taxi.
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  • Excellent place to visit, I would recommend to everyone when they go to Trujillo make this Tours.
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  • The evolution of a very ancient culture
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  • Excellent example of our old, amazing Peru shows architectural.
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  • Very cute Fuw mibb has grown in garden.
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  • I've gone several times and recommend go to the museums and stroll in huanchaco at any time of the year
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