Complejo Arqueologico Ventarron

Complejo Arqueologico Ventarron, Chiclayo: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Complejo Arqueologico Ventarron Reviews: 4.5/5

Complejo Arqueologico Ventarron

Complejo Arqueologico Ventarron
4.5
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4.5
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Jerrynu26
Barre, VT35 contributions
Amazing site, showing several ages of buildings.
Apr 2018 • Friends
We went to this site in 2016, and had an amazing experience touring the grounds. We then were able to walk thru the desert to a river to swim. The site shows iof excavations thru the various levels of temples built on the same site. I was very saddened to see that a fire from the cane fields nearby had affected the ruins.
Written March 19, 2019
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mjwb2013
Raleigh, NC6 contributions
Visit to Ventarron
Aug 2017 • Family
We hired a taxi to take us from the center of Chiclayo and wait for us (60 s). We got a nice tour from a guide at the site. It was included in admission. She did not speak English and our Spanish is not so great, but she was patient and spoke slowly so we still managed to get a lot of good information. I would recommend combining Ventarron with a visit to Sipan - Huaca Rajada as they are close by.
Written August 24, 2017
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Laura M
Terni, Italy25 contributions
This site shows the vaious stages of the life of the temple
May 2017 • Friends
It is a small but interesting site because it is possible to see several levels levels of the building so it is possible to have an idea of what it looked in various moments of its history.
Written June 5, 2017
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Jean D
Punta Gorda, FL45 contributions
Interesting but off the beaten path
Jan 2017
The archeological digs were very interesting but the area around it is so poor that it would discourage tourists from coming there.
This whole area of Lambayeque holds do much tourism potential but it will have to do much more to attract them. The whole area around Chiclayo is poor and dirty with lots of garbage strewn along the roadsides.
Written February 6, 2017
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charles p
London, UK139 contributions
Worth visiting to get historical perspective
Aug 2016 • Couples
Ventarron was the site of a culture estimated at ca. 2000 BCE. The site is worth visiting to see the oldest mural paintings in the Americas. Amazing they survived- the site is relatively small and the murals limited, but it's a good place to start when visiting the many Huacas (temples) around Chiclayo to understand the chronology of the cultures.
Written August 26, 2016
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zengeos
Maine33 contributions
A real gem of an archaeological site
Mar 2016 • Friends
Our 2 days in Chiclayo were filled with interesting sites and activities. From visiting Tucume, to the Lord of Sipan Museum..to birdwatching and nature viewing in Chaparri, we had a nice mix of history and nature! Of all the things we did, though, I think I was most impressed by the Ventarron archaeological site.

When people visit Northern Peru, and Chiclayo specifcally, they usually read about Tucume and the Lord of Sipan Museum as being of greatest interest. Consequently, most tourists visit these areas, primarily. What makes Ventarron interesting and sets it apart from the rest, is the mi of ancient history and the surviving remains of the complex. Next to Caral, Ventarron is one of the oldest major sites (temple complex, city/town, etc), dating back to around 2500 BC.

The archaeologists and subsequently, the people who opened the site to the public were careful in retaining the integrity of all three phases of the complexes history. From the Bas reliefs of the first phase, dating back to appx 2300 BC, to the painted walls of the 2nd and 3rd phases, portions are visible to the public.

Ventarron, to me, should be at the top of anyone's list of sites to visit in and around Chiclayo.
Written March 19, 2016
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KDJERO
Saint Charles, MO592 contributions
A smaller site, but still interesting
Jun 2015 • Family
This site isn't huge like some of the others in the area, but it is still interesting. They offered a guided tour, but only in Spanish. Luckily, our driver for the day translated for her, which made the visit much more educational.
Written June 14, 2015
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DonBourgo
Sequim, WA6 contributions
If you go to Huaca Rojada also stop here.
Apr 2015 • Solo
This place is worth a stop to see the murals and mud construction. The site is approximately 4,000 years old so do not expect perfection. If you are out visiting the antiquities certainly stop here to see the paintings on the walls. If there was a fee it was paid by the guide. I did not pay attention at the entrance.
Written May 6, 2015
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PATRICIA M
Lima, Peru88 contributions
Should be promoted more!
Jul 2014 • Couples
This archelogical site is off the beaten path but if you go to Huaca Rajada, it is on the way and should be included. It is small and still being excavated but with very little government support. The entry fee is very modest, guide included at no charge, and even though contributions are not solicited it helps to support the on-going work if you do make one. This civilization (can´t be called a culture) dates back to 2000 years b.c. There are still visible etchings on some walls that give clues as to the habits of this civilization which preceeds Moche, etc. If you have the time, include this! It should be included on all archelogical tours.
Written August 1, 2014
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