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. Arrange to visit Huaca del Sol y la Luna and other attractions in Trujillo using our Trujillo tour itinerary tool .
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  • The sun temple is dissolving adobe bricks. Big pile of them though. Moon temple is also deteriorated, but because it was built up on older temples, sizable areas of those earlier temples have survived...  more »
  • A place of dreams and of great cultural value. The ruins are a great teaching and question you about the damage that made the conquistadores to the local culture. It shows that what we know about the American past is minimal.
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  • Visited in Feb and was truly amazed by these sites - very interesting is on a guided tour to learn about the culture behind the ruins being excavated. Lots of work also going on to protect all the une...  more »
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  • Very beautiful
  • Overlooked from Huaca del luna. Surprisingly not many tourist here.
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  • This is the Sun Huaka, less conserved than the Moon, is out in the open and anyone can access it, giving rise to greater destruction already did that the huakeros.
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  • Beautiful huaca. If you want to enter free, go the first Sunday of each month with your ID card, and voila.
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