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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  • Monumental site Moche Rico vestiges pictograms and unusual construction in adobe to pilot the persistence of history. Much to learn from the ancient worldview and landing many unknowns at their remains.
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  • The interior of the Huaca de la Luna is surprising by the paintings and reliefs on the walls, which have retained their color and shape through the years. It's completely beautiful
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  • Guide (free of charge) for visitors compelling, very informative, tip is welcome, people earn very little.
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  • Overlooked from Huaca del luna. Surprisingly not many tourist here.
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  • Cute place
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  • Very good, beautiful site, worth a visit... excellent place.
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  • Without words to describe so much belleza😍
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