Museo de sitio Huaca Rajada - Sipan

Museo de sitio Huaca Rajada - Sipan

Museo de sitio Huaca Rajada - Sipan
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Stephanya T
5 contributions
Jul 2015
This museum is pretty impressive for being small and in my opinion kind of in the middle of nowhere. I say that because of our drive there with my uncle passing many fields of sugar cane and very narrow dirt roads. The entry is inexpensive at just 8.00 soles for adults (discounted rates are available for students and senior citizens with Peruvian identification). Upon entry there is an area with the showing of a video which gives some background information on the ruins discovered at this site and the archaeologists/scientists behind the work. Beyond that is a collection of armory, ceramics, and awesome burial sites. Photography is allowed. For an additional cost of 30 soles you can receive a guided tour which may be beneficial for non-Spanish speakers since the information on the walls is in Spanish. At the end you will find a collection of ceramics you can pick up and hold which is fun since museums traditionally are "do not touch" zones. Your ticket also gives you access to explore the area for yourself and see where workers are excavating and digging to find the pieces in the museum. There are also some little shops near by with cool things like mugs, plates, jewelry and miniature statues. Apparently the surrounding area does not really have open restaurants unless it's the weekend so bring snacks with you or eat ahead of time. This is definitely a great museum to visit for its price and it's not overwhelmingly big.
Written July 18, 2015
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TheProdigitalSon
London129 contributions
Feb 2017 • Solo
This museum is on the site of the huaca at Sipan where all the gems in the Museum in Lambayeque were taken from.
The museum traces the history of the people in the area and the indigenous of the country. The first section is in Spanish and English but after that, it's all in Spanish.
Some nice artefacts and some interesting information.
8 soles entry which gets you onto the huaca as well.
Collectivos to the site are from Chiclayo (you have to be specific as to which terminal - ask for the Museo de Sitio - and are 2 soles each way, leaving the terminal whenever they are full which is usually every 30 minutes or so, and takes about 40 minutes to get there
Written February 24, 2017
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B Fox
Canmore, Canada50 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
We debated visiting the Sipan tombs excavation site and are very glad we did. The museum provides an excellent, informative overview of the culture and the archaeological effort to unearth the tombs. It's fascinating. In our opinion this site is more interesting than the 'Real Tombs of Sipan' museum in Lambayeque. Hire a taxi and make the trip!
Written June 12, 2016
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Alex M
San Diego, CA7 contributions
I arrived to Chiclayo before noon so I could visit the museum before taking the night bus to Chachapoyas. I was really impressed with the museum - its layout, the content, and how well maintained it is. There is a lot of history there, and it's a great Spanish lesson. There are guides that will explain everything to you in English, but those cost money.. I preferred to read the Spanish and go at my own pace.

How to get there - I arrived from Piura to Chiclayo by the bus company Linea. Movil Tours company is on the same street so I walked there (2 blocks) and bought my ticket to Chachaboyas. They also held my bags in the bodega for the day at no cost. I took a taxi from Movil Tours to Paradero Lambayeque - al frente Oltursa. From there I took a Compi that passed the museum on the main street. I was told a taxi directly there costs 15 - 20 soles. Not too bad but I was alone at the time.

There -
Taxi - 3.00 Soles
Compi - 1.50 Soles
Way back -
Compi (walk back to main street to find one, should be plenty) - 1.50 Soles
Taxi (back to Movil Tours bus terminal) - 3.00 Soles

Total - 9.00 Soles plus 10.00 for museum entrance.

Do it!
Written September 24, 2014
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Lukaiso
Barcelona, Spain33 contributions
Sep 2013 • Solo
Considering the high importance on peruvian history these graves are still fairly unpopular. If you are interested in the peruvian history and have read a lot about it this will be a very interesting place to visit. Its quite cheap, you wont find many other tourists and it has enough to offer to fill half a day. I would highly recommend to take a guide since they do have interesting information that you cant find in books and they don't ask for too much in return.
Written August 11, 2014
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YS K
100 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
The best part was the archeological site next to the museum. The museum was good but most artifacts were redundant from other other museums.

I took a collectivo from Epsel terminal. Each ride is 3 soles. Just ask for Sipan Museo and someone will take you to a bus. You will be dropped off in front of the museum. You can take collectivo back in front of museum to Chiclayo.
Written August 16, 2018
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ahva63
New York City, NY212 contributions
Jun 2017
Don't miss it when in north Peru. Very rich in artifacts from Sipan. We had the pleasure to visit it with a knowledgeable guide who made it an unforgettable visit
Written June 3, 2017
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Diane N
Milwaukee, Wisconsin18 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
After seeing the Museo Tumbas Reales de Sipán in Lambayeque previously, we did not expect much of this smaller museum, but we were very pleasantly surprised. Housing artifacts and reconstructed burials of warlords and high priests from the Sipan tomb complex, this is a very nicely done museum. Some basic knowledge of Spanish is helpful to read the signs, although apparently you can also arrange for a tour in English (which we didn't do). Part of your admission allows you to roam the dig site nearby which is interesting particularly when you realize that the tall "hills" are actually the weathered remains of mud-brick walls! (Look closely, you can see remaining bricks in protected pockets along the "hillsides.")
Written July 27, 2015
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DonBourgo
Sequim, WA6 contributions
Apr 2015 • Solo
Spent several hours first at the site where the Lord of Sipan was found and listened to the guide explain the rites and rituals of the Moche including how and where the people lived. Then off to the Museo de Sitio Huaca Rajada - Sipan to see the pottery, gold artifacts and especially the ear rings used by the lord of Sipan. The building that houses the artifacts is itself very modern. Finally, if you just like to go to a place where you may be the only tourist this is a good option.
Written May 6, 2015
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Katherine G
4 contributions
Nov 2014 • Solo
Though the signs and information in the museum are all in Spanish, if you are at least proficient in Spanish you should have no problem. The displays were very nicely done and the signs were very informative. After the museum you should definitely head across the street to the actual archaeological site where the pieces in the museum were found. That was the best part for me, being able to walk around the site.
Written December 18, 2014
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