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Huaca Pucllana

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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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Calle General Borgono Cuadra, 8 | Miraflores, Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is still an active archaeological site in the heart of a city, it was found when they were going to put a road through it, thinking it was just a big dirt mound. Amazing history!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank joanch66
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed our tour of the Huaca Pucllana. It was so interesting and gave an insight into the history of the Peruvians. Huaca means sacred and it is a construction of a high place of worship with people dwelling in and around it. Also got...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CheronA_12
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a day all planned out with this place in mind. However, it was a Wednesday and they were closed by the time we got there for some reason. They guy at the door allowed us in to take pictures though.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank RegalWrench
Reviewed 1 week ago

As it was within walking distance of 1 hour from my hotel, I came close to a hugh brick wall right behind the fence. May be 10 m high, millions and millions of handmade bricks. I surrounded the place and found the entrance. The entry...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy access walking within Miraflores Tip: If staying around parque Kennedy from ovalo Miraflores walk towards ave Arequipa make a left on Ayacucho/lizardo Montero. Just keep walking. Entrance is at corner of (Calle Ayacucho & Calle General Borgoña) Entrance is 15 soles adult, 7.50 soles...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ericuchon
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fascinating walk into ruins in the middle of the city. It was easy to walk to from our B&B. Quite incredible to see the ruins pop out from behind city buildings. Tour was very interesting and quite detailed. Only caveat is when waiting for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nmk27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pyramid built out of adobe brick that was discovered by accident. It is slowly being uncovered and is of historical significance. Take a tour...it’s very inexpensive and informative.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Beachgalxo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huaca Pucllana is a huge pyramid built out of adobe bricks between 200-700 AD by the Lima people. If you are in Miraflores it is definitely worth taking a tour. There is a small admission charge which includes a guided tour (there are English speaking...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Bob L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your in Miraflores I would say its worth a look, bit given all the other sites you not doubt will be visiting whilst in Peru, I wouldn't go out of your way.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank davidmP9767WB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked here from our hotel in 30 mins. It is a partially excavated site of the Lima tribe. A full pyramid and great guided tour included in the admission. It takes about an hour to go round.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Marimar R
July 15, 2018|
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Response from Lonestarbc | Reviewed this property |
Exactly, there are usually guides at each site and your hotel will be able to assist; not expensive
February 24, 2017|
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Response from dirtman22 | Reviewed this property |
There is a guided tour. so yes you can take your children. The tour last around an hour and gives a more in depth history of the ancient structure.
November 2, 2016|
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Response from Martin1108 | Reviewed this property |
9am-5pm and closed Tuesdays
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Advice - Lima Sights (1 day visit) (5 Replies)
We are traveling to Peru this summer, and will have one full day and an evening in Lima (~ 10am through evening, flying out the next morning). I am trying to decide the best sights to see. I would like to fit them all in, but don't know if that's feasible. I would like to see Iglesia de San Francisco, Plaza de Armas, get a pisco sour at El Cordano, stop at Huaca Pucllana, and maybe see a couple parks (maybe Parque del Amor, so we can see the cliffs over the ocean). Any thoughts or...More
February 03, 2011|
Response fromantim0ny|
Also, is it generally safe for tourists w/ cameras and such to walk along the cliffs in this area?
Portland, Oregon
1/2 day in Lima, need help (3 Replies)
Family of 4 with 16 & 8 yr boys. Stopping in Lima for 12 hours on our way from Cusco to Miami on August 21st, Wednesday. Here is our plan. Out flight arrives in Lima at 1:20pm and departs for Miami at 1:05am. Renato of Taxilimaperu.com will pick us up from Airport aound 2pm and be with us till end. Go to Huaca Pucllana and visit 1-2 hours. Go to Historic Center of Lima and visit 1-2 hours. Go to Magic Water Circuit by 6:30pm to catch 7:15pm show. Go back to Airport by 9pm. Are...More
July 26, 2013|
Response fromtropmem|
It sounds do-able to me. If you need to cut time, I'd do it on the downtown portion. Be aware that traffic from the Magic Water Circuit to the airport will be heavy, especially around the water park, so be sure to allow yourself enough time. If your flight is at 1 am, you really don't need to be at the airport until 10 pm.
Auckland, New Zealand
Huaca Pucllana restaurant prices (14 Replies)
HI, we will be in Lima for two nights with our two teenage children. I was thinking of going to the Huaca Pucllana restaurant on the second night - as it will be good to see the ruins and eat in that setting. I can't find pricing anywhere - can anyone give me a rough idea of cost?. We don't want to spend a lot of money on fine dining for the 4 of us. Also - should I book ahead of time or will the night before be early enough to make booking? We will be there on a Sunday night. Thanks
June 25, 2013|
Response frommlgb E|
Maybe about $50 per person, depending on how many courses. If you want the patio you need to book ahead of time. BTW are they even open Sunday night? You may have to settle for a late lunch instead.