The ruins are worth a visit if you want to take a drive down the coast as well. The drive down and back gives you a good look at the countryside but I found the ruins not so interesting and I love history. The ruins are very large and not very spectacular especially if you are rushed for time in Lima. I found the Huaca Huallamarca more interesting and easily accessible. Located at San Isidro a temple complex with a huge pyramid that stands prominently out of the surrounding city complex complete with mummy bundles, masks, crowns and musical instruments etc.
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