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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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  • Impressed me this place that encloses a mystical spell that envelops you with positive energy, people are quite nice. you are encouraged to protect themselves from the Sun.
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  • Two huge adobe pyramids. From the time of the Incas. With even very pretty painted reliefs. Worth to visit. Preferably with a guide to the history of the pyramid and the creators. The are the remains of a very rich developed culture.
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  • This temple complex is worth a visit. Friendly free guides, beautifully restored architecture. Takes some time you, to discover all rarities!
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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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