Huaca Pucllana
Huaca Pucllana
4.5
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
About
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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • 88Mathilde
    Grand Prairie, Texas7 contributions
    Unearthing History at Huaca Pucllana
    Our family had an incredible experience exploring the Huaca Pucllana archaeological site in Lima. This ancient adobe and clay pyramid was once an important ceremonial and administrative center for the Lima culture. The knowledgeable and engaging guides brought the history of the site to life, making the tour both educational and entertaining for our whole family. We highly recommend visiting Huaca Pucllana for a glimpse into Peru's rich past.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written April 2, 2023
  • Ben F
    Bloomington, Indiana1,479 contributions
    A Neat Perspective of Lima
    Ancient ruins in the heart of big cities are always fascinating to me. Huaca Pucllana, located between the neighborhoods of San Isidro and Miraflores, is no exception. Do be careful as it sometimes closes for cleaning and maintenance, but when open, the experience is worth it. The fee to enter is cheap, so it’s suitable for all budgets. Tours that are given are informative and intriguing.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written July 14, 2023
  • meurquidi
    La Paz, Bolivia118 contributions
    A must see
    Archeological site that includes a pyramid made of mud bricks. There are tours in english and spanish included in the ticket price (15 soles) so you can just get an uber and get there. 45 min - 1 hour total for the visit. There is an upscale redtaurant on site.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 14, 2023
  • 8859annamaria
    Glasgow, United Kingdom150 contributions
    Discovering the story before Incas
    It was an amazing experience.On a pyramid which had been there for so long 1000 years before the Incas. Our guide was very informative and full of interesting facts.We did get sunburnt due to being exposed to sunlight on top of pyramid.Be warned.Even though the skies were grey the sun is really strong.Also wear decent shoes.We had on soft trainers and they got covered in dust. You see alpacas and lots of plants common to the region.The guide also showed willing to take photos of you if you wished. The guide was extremely good and deserved a tip at the end.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 25, 2023
  • Ha Doan
    Hanoi, Vietnam12 contributions
    some of pre-Inca cultures in Lima area
    a nice place to learn a bit about some of Peru's pre-Inca cultures- their beliefs and rituals. It is located in the popular Miraflores area, so it's easy to access. No reservation is required, the entrance ticket includes on-site guided tours in Spanish and English (The English one starts at 11:30am) which last for about an hour.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written December 18, 2023
  • Ani T
    4 contributions
    Astonishing pyramid right in the middle of Lima!
    The Huaca Pucllana is pretty amazing, and definitely not to be missed! The discovery of this historical treasure (according to our tour guide Gladys) is also remarkable - it was buried under a hill until the 1960s when a small part of it (adobe bricks) it was accidentally unearthed by some kids riding their bicycles on the hill. The history of the whole complex is fascinating, dating back 2000 years to before the Inca period. Our guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written December 20, 2023
  • Melissa Bryant
    28 contributions
    Nice ruins in central Lima
    Worth seeing when in Lima. You get the benefit of a tour guide who gives a very comprehensive overview of the site (and if you're lucky, they'll have a sense of humour like ours did). This is a great way to learn more about the pre-Inca settlements.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written December 26, 2023
  • geoffrey100
    Boston, Massachusetts195 contributions
    Totally worth a visit - but dusty and hot
    Its a pretty amazing pre-Inca (Lima) pyramid buried for centuries and now being restored...right in the middle of Lima. Entrance is very cheap - 15 sol. You have to go on a guided tour (English or Spanish) and if you are unlucky you can end up waiting quite a time for the next one. There seems to be no way to find out in advance timing of tours. It is very, very dusty, and very, very hot towards the top, so don't visit at midday if you dont like heat and humidity. Bring water. Good rest rooms in the waiting area.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written February 18, 2024
  • Clevlander
    Springfield, Illinois4,984 contributions
    Never disappoints
    The place is as well preserved as ever. I have been here several times, and had dinner at this location. It never cease to amaze me. The food at the restaurant is always spectacular and the attention from the staff it’s outstanding. This is for sure a place that never disappoints.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written February 23, 2024
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Clevlander
Springfield, IL4,984 contributions
Feb 2024 • Friends
The place is as well preserved as ever. I have been here several times, and had dinner at this location. It never cease to amaze me. The food at the restaurant is always spectacular and the attention from the staff it’s outstanding. This is for sure a place that never disappoints.
Written February 23, 2024
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geoffrey100
Boston, MA195 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Its a pretty amazing pre-Inca (Lima) pyramid buried for centuries and now being restored...right in the middle of Lima. Entrance is very cheap - 15 sol. You have to go on a guided tour (English or Spanish) and if you are unlucky you can end up waiting quite a time for the next one. There seems to be no way to find out in advance timing of tours. It is very, very dusty, and very, very hot towards the top, so don't visit at midday if you dont like heat and humidity. Bring water. Good rest rooms in the waiting area.
Written February 18, 2024
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Hugh
Whakatāne, New Zealand3 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
For the price (<$2 USD for a student), this is a fine attraction to see. It is cool to see ancient ruins in the middle of the city. However, it is not the most spectacular of sites. It seems archaeologists don't yet know 90% of the background of the site. While it is cool to speculate what it might have been used for, it means a guided tour really does not give much more information than if you were to walk around by yourself. Definitely worth looking at but don't get expectations too high.
Written February 4, 2024
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advcards
Reno, NV3,582 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Rate includes the one our tour 15 adults 7.5 seniors and children. A Uber from Mira Flores runs about 10 sol. We took the English tour started on the hour.
Written January 25, 2024
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Lori S
2 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
It is accessible, being right in Miraflores, and once we started the tour it was informative with knowledgeable and friendly tour guides and interesting architecture and history. I'm marking it down to only 3 stars for the rudeness of the counter staff when purchasing tickets, the poor communication while we we waiting for our tour to start and the chaos with taxis and incredibly expensive prices they wanted to charge us (more than triple the cost our hotel arranged for us to go there... we declined their taxis and simply walked a half a block down the street and caught a good taxi back to our hotel at the same fair price we paid to come from the hotel). Would have been nice to have some place to buy a drink of pop or water while we waited or even a nice gift shop to browse through. Bathrooms were good though.
Written January 16, 2024
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Just Joe
Napa, CA119 contributions
Jan 2024 • Solo
Interesting 200AD ruins, walk from Miraflores. Easy access and on-site inexpensive admission. Includes bilingual Guides. RECOMMEND
Written January 13, 2024
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RichFerr
Jersey City, New Jersey, United States3 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
This is a great little one-hour activity in a popular neighborhood in Lima. It’s worth visiting as there are some interesting findings and architectural elements to it.
Written January 4, 2024
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Melissa Bryant
28 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Worth seeing when in Lima. You get the benefit of a tour guide who gives a very comprehensive overview of the site (and if you're lucky, they'll have a sense of humour like ours did). This is a great way to learn more about the pre-Inca settlements.
Written December 26, 2023
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Ani T
4 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
The Huaca Pucllana is pretty amazing, and definitely not to be missed! The discovery of this historical treasure (according to our tour guide Gladys) is also remarkable - it was buried under a hill until the 1960s when a small part of it (adobe bricks) it was accidentally unearthed by some kids riding their bicycles on the hill. The history of the whole complex is fascinating, dating back 2000 years to before the Inca period. Our guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
Written December 20, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ha Doan
Hanoi, Vietnam12 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
a nice place to learn a bit about some of Peru's pre-Inca cultures- their beliefs and rituals. It is located in the popular Miraflores area, so it's easy to access. No reservation is required, the entrance ticket includes on-site guided tours in Spanish and English (The English one starts at 11:30am) which last for about an hour.
Written December 18, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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