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La Huaca del Sol, Trujillo

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When visiting the desert's two ancient temples, don't miss La Huaca del Sol, a museum showcasing artifacts recovered from the archaeological sites. Once the capital of the Moche culture, which thrived in the area from 100-600 CE, the temple complex has fascinated archaeologists and historians for years. The state-of-the-art museum--designed in a similar pyramid shape--houses some of the best finds from the temples,. Admire ceramics and ornate textiles, and learn about the Moche people, their way of life, traditions, and beliefs. Plan your visit to La Huaca del Sol and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Trujillo holiday planner.
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  • Excellent museum that complements the visit to the pyramid of the moon. Go there with a guide - makes the experience better. Lot to learn about the place  more »
  • This museum pulls together a lot of the potteries connected to the north Peru pre Incan and Incan pottery .There is a comprehensive collection as well as a mummie at the end .  more »
  • this place is very windy; well is in the middle of a dessertic area you must take your glases with you and something to cover your mouth beside that is very spiritual and peacefull place and if you ar...  more »
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  • Overlooked from Huaca del luna. Surprisingly not many tourist here.
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  • Very good, beautiful site, worth a visit... excellent place.
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  • Beautiful place to do sightseeing and enjoy the marvelous archaeology.
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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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