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Interesting piece of pre-inca history

Would be better if there was guide speaking english. Site is quite small but has interesting ruins... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2017
Konstantin I
Kirkland, Washington
The second ancien civilization on earth

If you visit Huanuco city, you must take a bit of time to visit Kotosh. Is very close to downtown... read more

Reviewed November 25, 2015
Lima, Peru
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Al Oeste de Huanuco 3 Km, Huanuco 10000, Peru
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

We had been to Kotosh before but it was in need of repair and quite run down but now it is very good and the surrounding area is fabulous. I even thought how much I would like to live there.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank johnnybickerton
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

It is not so big, you can visit it in half hour, however it has a great view! Please be careful with the mosquitos! And the sun! It is very hot!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Linda C
Reviewed April 30, 2018

There is not really a lot to do in Huanuco. Kotosh is the highlight of tourism attractions in the city of Huanuco. The site features the Temple of the Crossed Hands (Templo de Las Manos Cruzadas) which dates back almost 4000 years, the oldest archeological...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank stevennyland
Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

A nice walk along the river from the centre of Huanuco approx 5 km easy. The entrance fee is 5 pesos. Not much but not luck to see either. The crossed hands are moulded the real ones are in Lima and the ruins not really...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank PierreAvo
Reviewed June 21, 2017

Kotosh is a nice archaeological museum, they don’t have English guides because this museum is not at the budget of authorities for tourism in Peru so is very recommendable to download some info before going so then you can have an idea of what you...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank kelly m
Reviewed April 23, 2017

Would be better if there was guide speaking english. Site is quite small but has interesting ruins and tropical flora.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Konstantin I
Reviewed January 14, 2016

Kotosh are an interesting ruins a short moto ride from Huanuco. I would recommend these if you are in Huanuco and have free time, but would not go out of the way to visit. The setting is pretty but the ruins are small and limited....More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Rob W
Reviewed November 25, 2015

If you visit Huanuco city, you must take a bit of time to visit Kotosh. Is very close to downtown and the general visit to the archeological site won't take no more than 2 hours. Get a local guide and enjoy the Cross hands temple....More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank acendra
Reviewed November 18, 2014

I visited the Kotosh Archeological site with a few of my friends. It was less than $2USD to get in and there is some old pottery dated back to 1,000 BC. The crossed arms is what everyone comes to see. It is a quick trip...More

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank TrentsterGa
Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is a little visited 4000 yo settlement site minutes outside the central Peruvian city of Huanuco. Bad luck if you don't read Spanish as there is very little English information available but it is very interesting regardless.

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank Jane C
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