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Huaca del Sol y la Luna, Trujillo

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Historic Site
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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  • Great place to learn about part of the history of the Peru, recognize and admire the skills its inhabitants
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  • In place with lots of history and culture, guide the very nice and very knowledgeable. It takes approximately 1 hour
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  • The Huacas (pyramids) of the Sun and the moon are two pyramids of the Moche people, about 500 before the incas, and are well preserved. The paintings in the pyramid of the Moon reporting about the sacrifices for your god of mountain (they were Monotheists) and the large mural on the war and the moche mythology are very beautiful! The pyramid of the Sun is not open to visitors, but is also amazing on the outside, built as a massive clay brick structure. Between the two there was the ancient city, which is being excavated. The Museum of the archaeological site explains the customs of the people, with many artifacts on display. Recommend to visit with a guide. Is an easy to reach from the Centre of Trujillo (about 7 km away), in addition to the cab be cheap for a line of white-blue vans with "CM" (Campina Moche) on the glass that passes on Avenida España and ends at the door of the archaeological site.
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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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