Huaca Pucllana, Lima

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Must see · Historic Site · Ruin
In stark contrast to the skyscrapers and modern infrastructure surrounding it, the steep stones of Huaca Pucllana boast more than 1,000 years of history. The adobe pyramid, standing in what is now the center of Peru's capital, was built by before 700 CE by the pre-Inca people known as the Lima. Constructed from seven rising platforms, the pyramid served as a power base for elite clergymen, from which they controlled the affairs of society. Gaze upon the pyramid and imagine the mystical ceremonies that were conducted in this holy place more than a thousand years ago. Make Huaca Pucllana a centerpiece of your Lima vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Lima route planner.
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  • "HUACA" is a term used to describe an ancient place of worship, usually a pyramid made of thousands if not millions of sun dried mud bricks. This is a spectacular place that has en excellent...  more »
  • Huaca Pucllana is a nice quick tour that you can take while visiting Lima. I was able to take a guided tour while spending 12 hours in Lima on a layover. There is a restaurant and bar on site, and.....  more »
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  • An archaeological site among the modern buildings in the city. The entrance fee is s/15 for foreign visitors. A guided tour is provided for every one. During the daytime you can climb onto the top of the pyramid however during the evening it is forbidden to go up. There is also a mini zoo and a mini botanic garden inside the site and the guide will provide you with profound explanation about local animals and plants.
  • Really interesting historical site. Definitely a must see with a guide so you truly understand the full history. It is very well preserved and well restored. They are still working on restoring more but most of it is uncovered now. There were 25 ancient cultures before the Inca, this is one of them. It's pretty easy to walk around and there is a small museum at the entrance which really explains a lot so don't miss that. But even with that make sure you get a guide as they fill in all the Blanks. Plus you are supporting the locals. Great for all ages.
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