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El Brujo - Archeological site & Museum
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El Brujo - Archeological site & Museum

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It gives you an insight on the History of the Lady of Cao "EL BRUJO" one of the most interesting archeological sites on the North of Peru
$25.65 per adult
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RandyRoss wrote a review Mar 2020
Ridgetown, Canada7,061 contributions594 helpful votes
Chan Chan (literally sun sun) was the largest city of the pre-Columbian era in South America. It was probably constructed around 850 AD. The archaeological site covers an area of ​​approximately 20 square kilometers. The central area is formed by a Pull Stone Island Homme set of 10 walled enclosures (called "citadels"). We visited just one of these citadels. It was the Chimor empire capital city with an estimated population of 40,000–60,000 people. After the Inca conquered the Chimú around 1470 AD, Chan Chan fell into decline. We visited as part of a tour from the Holland America ship, Volendam. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Robert O wrote a review Mar 2020
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,317 contributions1,487 helpful votes
Liked the museum more than the archeological adobe site. The latter is extensive and rather exposed to sun and dust. Moreover it is difficult to imagine which purpose each structure served. The museum gives you a better idea of how people lived during pre Hispanic (and even pre Inca) times. Pelicans, fish, llama, but also hairless dogs are often depicted on pottery. The maquettes of the towns also give you an impression of how life evolved. Images of indigenous people are impressive as well. Admission 10 Soles (valid for four sites, of which only two can be easily reached). I walked from Turjillo to the sites, but the regular (frequent) bus to Huanchaco also stops at the museum and at the adobe site. It costs 1.5 Sol (one way).
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Date of experience: March 2020
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gread2016 wrote a review Feb 2020
Castlegar, Canada231 contributions45 helpful votes
Ancient ruins uncovered in Peru and very interesting. Unfortunately the government does not have the money to carry on with the excavation of these sites but that have great value
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Date of experience: November 2019
John L wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom133 contributions35 helpful votes
The appeal of this intriguing archaeological site has not eroded since my last visit 20 years ago. Very well presented and preserved, excellent museum and a 10 minute video that is nothing short of outstanding (do not miss). Just one downside: the relentless onslaught of the touts, guides and taxi drivers is unattractive to the point of dishonesty. Resist-ignore and enjoy.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Luisa V wrote a review Jan 2020
Bogota, Colombia18 contributions2 helpful votes
Wear a hat and sunblock. The visit is mostly outdoors, and the sun and wind are strong. The size of the city and buildings is impressive.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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