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Huaca Pucllana

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Neighbourhood: Miraflores
As featured in 3 Days in Lima and 4 other guides
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Address: Calle General Borgono Cuadra, 8 | Miraflores, Lima, Peru
Phone Number:
+51 1 6177148
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Wed - Mon 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

Built by millions of adobe bricks, these ruins once served as an...

Built by millions of adobe bricks, these ruins once served as an administrative center and a pre-Inca ceremonial site dedicated to the God Pachacamac.

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So glad we got to see this place at night from the huaca pucllana restaurant . What an honour to have places like this in the middle of the city!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So glad we got to see this place at night from the huaca pucllana restaurant . What an honour to have places like this in the middle of the city!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had no idea what this place was about but we're very happy we visited this "pyramid" from ancient times. They offered an English speaking guide and it was super inexpensive ($4 per person) I think. You'll need a few hours to tour the entire site and wear comfortable shoes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Peru is still learning how to work with all it's historic places. Huaca Pucllana used to be a dumpsite and a motorcross track before it was discovered as a temple of a pre-Incan people and it's in the middle of Miraflores, the heart of Lima's tourism. It's a must see place if you're visiting the city and you can do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Dining in the midst of ruins - completely unexpected. The ruins are in the middle of the city and are still being excavated, The food was amazing as well, a given for Lima. Really enjoyed the experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Huaca Pycllana was very interesting, i liked the fact that is was in Miraflores and didnt have to go too far to see a part of ancient culture. Went there with my kids, 13 and 10 year old and they had fun. The guide spoke very good english and it was included in the entrance fee. Well kept ruins, had... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cheap ticket and located not far from the city center of Lima. Free English tour, pretty informative but not that impressive compare to other site in Peru. Skip if you're on tight schedule.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't find the site as interesting as I expected. The location was good, within walking distance of Miraflores, but the site was not much more than a big mound with reconstructions and a few llamas and guinea pigs to look at.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this adobe pyramid built around 200AD on a lovely sunny morning. We only spent about 30 min there, but it was sufficient. This site is located in the middle of Miraflores and is very easy to see. I am not sure you need to purchase tickets, you can see it from the edge. It is worth the time.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good historical site in the mddle of town. Amazing that it sat there under a "hill" for so many centuries English speaking guides available.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Huaca Pucllana is a worthwhile visit, especially if you are staying in Miraflores, to get a taste of the culture of the peoples that lived in that area 1300 to 1400 years ago. I thought it was interesting that it will take another 20 to 30 years to finish the excavation.

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