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Huaca del Sol y la Luna, Trujillo

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web
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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  • Sun not excavated yet. Moon fascinating just learning about how these people [moche] lived, their beliefs, human sacrifice, etc. There is still some vibrant color here. Highly recommended. 
  • very interesting! Amazing how well maintained from the place. The guides are well, know well the info they give, but ask them something outside of what they say ever and there are
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  • ruins with museums of archaeological finds, with guides and movies from ancient times, with stalls of handicrafts
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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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  • 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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  • Imposing
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