Huaca Pucllana

Huaca Pucllana, Lima

Huaca Pucllana
4.5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Luis Zuzunaga
Portage, WI21 contributions
A great view from any table in the restaurant of the HUACA PUCLLANA
Feb 2020
"HUACA" is a term used to describe an ancient place of worship, usually a pyramid made of thousands if not millions of sun dried mud bricks. This is a spectacular place that has en excellent restaurant right next to the HUACA PUCLLANA. A place must to visit.
Written August 28, 2020
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scott_b_mo
Jefferson City, MO132 contributions
A fascinating glimpse into pre-Incan society
Feb 2020
Huaca Pucllana is a nice quick tour that you can take while visiting Lima. I was able to take a guided tour while spending 12 hours in Lima on a layover. There is a restaurant and bar on site, and it's a short walk to the coast, which has a beautiful boardwalk.
Written August 16, 2020
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,613 contributions
The unmissable evening visit to awesome Huaca Pucllana!
Oct 2019
Visiting "Huaca Pucllana" is absolutely unmissable at any trip to Lima. The awesome great adobe and clay pyramid was built between 200 and 700 AD, representing an important ceremonial and administrative center for the "Lima Culture". Evening visits are highly recommended as the scenic lightings bring a magical atmosphere to the old sacred shrine. Stop at the small museum at its entrance, visit the archaeogical ruins and, if possible, book a table for dinner at "Huaca Pucllana Dining Experience". You won't regret! Previous bookings are a must at all occasions! Enjoy!
Written June 3, 2020
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daipop
Cardiff, UK79 contributions
Impressive
Mar 2020
This huge “mud pyramid” in the city of Lima is a little dilapidated but nonetheless impressive monument showing the ingenuity of the Inca’s . Not the most interesting of sights on our tour but one that leaves you questioning its purpose & wondering how it looked in its prime - go see for yourself
Written March 19, 2020
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Peter G
Kihei, HI439 contributions
Great archaelology site in Miraflores
Feb 2020
Huaca Pucllana may not be the largest or most spectacular archaeology site in Lima, but its accessibility within walking distance of many Miraflores hotels makes it the by far the most convenient to visit. You can only visit with a tour guide, but an English tour was beginning just as we arrived; our guide was engaging and knowledgeable. There is a small museum on site which can be visited before or after your tour. It is an active dig, and much of the site has yet to be uncovered, but what has already been revealed is a fascinating view of the Lima Culture from 200-700 A.D. Admission (which includes the tour) is only 15 soles (about $4.50), or half that for senior; tips for the guide will be welcomed.
Written March 17, 2020
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Ambygirl92
8 contributions
Great history in the middle of the city
Mar 2020 • Solo
This monument is definitely worth a visit. You must tour the grounds with a guide and they offer English and Spanish tours. The brick formations are well maintained and the historical context is interesting.
Written March 16, 2020
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Refo6
Alexandria, VA17 contributions
Fascinating!
Jan 2020
Right in the middle of Lima! Monica And Gladys of Monica Tours brought us to this Amazing place. Be prepared to walk so that you can see all levels. Definitely a place to re-live history!
Written March 13, 2020
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Peeceecee
Skipton, UK1,057 contributions
Spectacular archaeological site.
Jan 2020
We did not enter this ancient ruin and simply viewed it from the exterior. Our guide explained some of the history of the site which pre-dates the Incas and covers a huge area. It is constructed if adobe blocks and is mainly solid i.e there are no rooms/chambers inside. Definitely worth a visit even if you only have a mild interest in ancient civilisations and architecture.
Written March 8, 2020
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Stella
Stockholm, Sweden1,949 contributions
Interesting
Feb 2020 • Friends
I’m not a huge dan of history so I came here because someone from my tour wanted to visit. It is quite interesting to see this site in the middle of Lima, although not that unusual since I’m originally from Rome. You can only access here with a tour guide so you have to wait for an English tour if you cannot understand Spanish. Also you cannot just walk off or they’ll call you back. The tour was good, it was just way too hot even at 10am.
Written March 2, 2020
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Cliff C
Germantown, MD85 contributions
Echo the positive reviews
Feb 2020
Needed to kill a morning and this place was on the map and looked interesting. Couldn;t make it to Machu Piccu and the fact that this is 1000 years older was attractive. Knowledgable guides you can choose English and Spanish. There are discounts for students and seniors but the normal cost of 15 sols didn't break the bank.
Written February 27, 2020
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  • Wed - Mon 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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