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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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Impressive pre-Columbian site

Do make sure you have a guide to this pre-Columbian archeological site as it probably won't mean much to you otherwise. It is impressive because of its age and because it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Palmer, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

Do make sure you have a guide to this pre-Columbian archeological site as it probably won't mean much to you otherwise. It is impressive because of its age and because it was 'saved' from being bulldozed for new city buildings. The juxtaposition of the site surrounded by modern apartment buildings offers 'food for thought'.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

The location is exotic--in the middle of Lima next to a huge archaeological ruin in a pleasantly appointed area both inside and outdoors. I was with Limenos friends and expected to have a real treat. Altho the food was good by international standards, it was average by the (higher) standards of Peruvian cuisine. The service was average as well. Enjoy... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

My husband and I are coming off a 5 week trip around Peru, so we have seen the likes of Machu Picchu etc, so this was nothing really special. We actually left half way through our tour. However, I you're just starting in Peru, it might be a different story!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

We walked from the Hilton Hotel. It is a 25 minute walk. THey have tours in spanish and english. Take your studentt ID with you. They have international student discount. It is a nice place to visit while you are in Lima.

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Benton City, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

I would absolutely go to see the ruins and take the guided tour - but even though they have a really nice-looking restaurant that is jammed, I wouldn't eat there again. Those of us at the table who had sea bass were sick for DAYS...

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

While most people think of Machu Picchu when they think of Incan sites, they might be surprised to discover that Lima has a number of pyramids! Huaca Pucliana, a star among them, is a mud brick pyramid that commands your attention over several city blocks. Nice little tours are conducted during the day but it is worthwhile to drive by... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Huaca Pucllana will test your interests in ancient Peruvian ruins. It is a nice place where you can learn the ancient architectural work of indigenous cultures before the Incas masterworks. Personally I liked it, because it is a quick tour with the indicate amount of information given by the guides, but some people may find it boring and not worth... More 

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This place was a ceremonial and administrative centre. Its shape is a bit similar to Huaca Mateo Salado in Lima. Our past is simply magnificent! Peru has got a lot of places that send you back in time. Also it has a superb restaurant.

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Caracas, Venezuela
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We had a fantastic time here. Food is good in a city full of excellent restaurants. Pisco sours were fantastic! They make a few flavors and the passion fruit is over the top crazy good. The terrance opens to the gorgeous Huaca (temple ruins) which at night are dramatically lighted. If you're not staying for dinner, do go for cocktails... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The temple of the sun, built way before the Incas, one realizes that this city was populated even before than one can think. Excellent guided tours and interesting, is also nice to see how well they have kept it and to see some of the replicas of how people lived in the days is was dedicated to worship the sun

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