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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  • August 9, 2017
    Nice experience, a place of much history of our ancestors and needed a guide to understand well, there remains intact that show the wonderful thing about our cultures, place in the Circuit de Trujillo, an impressive mural q made me go back to the times of the temples of Babylonian to quote a comparison.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Going to Peru to hike at Machu Picchu, I thought was going to be the highlight of my trip ~ but I have say, Huaca del Sol y Luna was the surprise highlight. With a beautifully done museum, to the incr...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    From this place we will retain especially the explanations of our guide, who was able to visit the very lively and interesting. The ruins are not very impressive especially when they are covered with scaffolding and other roofs of fortune, literally wasting whatever there was see. You can even watch many waste in the middle of the ruins.
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  • March 15, 2017
    Overlooked from Huaca del luna. Surprisingly not many tourist here.
  • August 12, 2014
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  • July 3, 2017
    Cute place
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  • April 5, 2017
    Very good, beautiful site, worth a visit... excellent place.
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  • July 13, 2017
    Without words to describe so much belleza😍
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