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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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09:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Mon 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Don't go at noon during the summer

A very interesting pre-Inca site right in Lima. They are still excavating, and will be for 30 years, or so we were told. You can only tour the site with a guide, but that's... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A very interesting pre-Inca site right in Lima. They are still excavating, and will be for 30 years, or so we were told. You can only tour the site with a guide, but that's included in admission, which was reasonable. It's a large solid step pyramid. Bookshelf construction was used, which is why it has survived the areas many earthquakes.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an English speaking guide of Huaca Pucllana. It was very enjoyable to hear about this place. It's not just a pile of bricks, it's important place of the people of Peru.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not much to see as excavation not yet completed. Only layer of bricks on top of each other. Can visit only if you stay in the area.

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This site is massive! It's located in the middle of the city and the juxtaposition of modern and ancient is quite impressive.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Because our hostel was near this place we visited here. It was nothing special only dust and sand. There was some alpacas which were fun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to learn about the ancient history of Lima. The excravations of a temple of worshippers is very interesting. Combine this with a visit to the excellent restaurant inside this area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth seeing to help understand a bit of the history of the area. Similar in concept to the builders of Machu Picchu, the effort put into this build was quite interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's crazy to visit this extremely old structure, and see the city skyline. They have a section of garden and animals that represents what was available to the civilization back then. They was my favorite part, to learn about the vegetable gardens and see how things grow. Quinoa is not what I expected it to look like on the plant.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I learned so much about Lima before the Incas arrived. These ruins are interesting not only for their structure but for the culture and civilization that but it.

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City tour with sightseeing guides that explain you in details You can appreciate the museum in the night for a better view.

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