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El Brujo

Address: Near Magdalena de Cao | Valle de Chicama, Trujillo, Peru
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Private Tour: El Brujo Archeological Complex
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Ranked #7 of 23 Attractions in Trujillo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Trujillo, Peru
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This site has been developed a great deal over the last few decades. There has also been work done on linking finding with current esoteric practices. The museum is great and has a mummified priestess. Some trips here include lunch be warned there are no good restaurants nearby and the lunch won´t be up to much!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is a very magical place especially as so few tourists, the museum is superb and informative congratulations to all and looking forward to hearing and seeing new discoveries

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Antofagasta, Antofagasta, Chile
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Or rather, the pyramid where the objects displayed in the museum were found. Both are on the same site, and one can see where the grave of lady of Cao was discovered, as well as a few remains of the original painted friezes.

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Cairns
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Northern Peru seems to be little explored by the tourists yet. Amazing archeology sites most still being explored and less the 10 yrs open. Learning about the pre Inca people of Mocha, Chimu and Lambageque was fantastic. Recommend it.

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Lima, Peru
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

One of the more interesting archeological sites on Peru’e northern cosat (after the Huaca Rajada de SIpan and the Huaca de La Luna). Located very close to Trujillo, its worth a short visit if you’re in the area. Particularly interesting is the small museum with the exhibit The Senora de Cao, a princess mummy found in an undisturbed tomb within... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

After seeing the sites of Chan Chan and Huaca del Sol and Luna I did not feel that El Brujo was worth the travel from Trujillo to see. The only thing that was interesting and different was the mummy the uncovered but I was not overly impressed with this site other than that.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

This site and discovery has been touted worldwide, and for archaeologists it's something of a holy grail. Yet...and yet...the way it is laid out is irritating and badly organised. The fact that it is miles from anywhere isn't a problem, although it is an expense (about 100 soles from Trujillo, although only 5 s/ on two combis if you have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

While it only had a short blurb in our travel guide, thus was an amazing site with a world class museum. It deserves international accolades. The ruins themselves were wonderful - be sure to have a guide or taxi bring you, as there is no way we would have made it on our own. The museum is fascinating and has... More 

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Mölndal, Västra Götaland, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I'm not much to look at old ruins, but this was interesting. Especially the stories of the Lady of Cao and how brutal people were against each other at the time. We were three persons who went with a guide from Trujillo, it cost 50 soles each. Ask in your hostel, they can certainly produce a guide. The entrance to... More 

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Discovery of a intact tomb in 2006 turned accepted history pre-Inca upside down. Beautiful setting and an interesting Hauca (Pyramid) are complimented by an excellent museum - architecture and collection. Make a half day to see this. Our tour didn't include a stop in the local village because we took the late tour.

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