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Huaca Pucllana

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Neighborhood: Miraflores
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Address: Calle General Borgono Cuadra, 8 | Miraflores, Lima, Peru
Phone Number: 511 6177148
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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A MUST WITH A GUIDE

Not far from central Lima, visit this expansive site. Appreciate the significance of the exhibits at the Larco. But make sure you have a guide

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Not far from central Lima, visit this expansive site. Appreciate the significance of the exhibits at the Larco. But make sure you have a guide

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

If you are unable to go to Cusco this is a good option, there is also a great restaurant on the grounds with delicious food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Built from adobe bricks in what is now the Mirafiores district. You can get a good feel for the place by just walking round the outside but the entrance is not expensive at 12 Soles each adult which includes a guided tour. We waited half an hour for the English one. The site was amazing much older than the Inca... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed my visit to Huaca Pucllana. I spend 3 months in Peru (mostly Lima) and found this to be a bit of a hidden gem. It's in Miraflores, which is an over touristy and at times obnoxious (but also fun) part of Lima. It's refreshing to find something historical and original in this part of Lima. Loved being able... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

As I said before. On its own this site is not that fascinating as what you can see while traveling Peru but for many people who come just for Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu and then spend 1-2 nights in Lima and go back home it is very interesting because it is of completely different stile and belongs to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

This is one of six pre-Inca civilization temples/areas in Lima and it was an unexpected treat to see this well-preserved culture which pre-dated the Inca by almost a thousand years. For only $5 each (US, bills that are NOT torn or taped), we entered and were surprised to receive a guided tour in English. The site is all made from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Nice place to visit before heading to Machu Pichu to learn about a Pre-Incan culture. Very well preserved.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Huaca Pucllana was a real treat on our trip to Peru. We had seen some things about it in our research before the trip, BUT what we didn't expect was for it to be such a remarkable place. The tour guide was really friendly and informative and the site itself is amazing. I highly recommend stopping here, especially if you're... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Thank goodness these ruins were discovered and preserved before "progress" could hide them from us forever. It's well worth a visit if you're interested in this sort of thing. The site has not been completely explored yet, so there is more to discover here in time. The restaurant looks good, but we didn't have enough time to try it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Unforced adobe bricks stacked like books on a shelf were used to build an enormous pyramid and associated structures for worship, sacrifice, and administration in the middle of Lima's suburb, Miraflores. We visited this ruin about 30 minutes from the airport killing a day in Lima. Adjacent to and looking over the ruins is a lovely tent-ceilinged restaurant which we... More 

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