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El Brujo

Magdalena de Cao | Near Magdalena de Cao, Valle de Chicama, Trujillo, Peru
+51 939 326 240
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Te invitamos a conocer uno de los lugares más emblemáticos de la costa norte del Perú: el Complejo Arqueológico El Brujo. Este lugar, ocupado a lo largo de 14 mil años por distintas culturas, fue uno de los escenarios del poder de los Mochicas (100 – 600 D.C.). Los Moche destacaron por su fina cerámica, por su arquitectura artísticamente decorada con relieves, y por su delicado arte metálico. En este espacio se descubrió la tumba de la Señora de Cao, quien por la riqueza de los objetos que la acompañaban y por lo extraordinario de su enterramiento, es reconocida como una importante lideresa del antiguo Perú.
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Magdalena de Cao | Near Magdalena de Cao, Valle de Chicama, Trujillo, Peru
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"mummified body"
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"sugar cane"
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"burial site"
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"small site"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here one morning with my study abroad group. It was interesting to see the ruins and see how different the Moche culture was from the Incas. We saw a cool dog at this ruin too! The views from the top of the ruin...More

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Reviewed July 11, 2018

This is an amazing place! Absolutely worthwhile! The 13-Km trip from the Panamericana Highway takes you through the fertile and incredible Chicama valley full of sugar cane and other crops. Nearing the coast you suddenly come upon two giant mounds of adobe (clay-based material) that...More

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Reviewed June 25, 2018

Visit El Brujo to see how colorful buildings were for ancient Peruvians. Then be sure to see the Lady of Cao Museum on the site.

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Reviewed May 14, 2018

Not a huge place, but very interesting and an excellent mummy. Staff were dressed as reenactors. It's on the ocean -- when we were there it was windy, so it wasn't too hot.

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MuseoCao, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Brujo, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

Thank you for your visit! We are very passionate with the work of giving you the best experience. Please, recommend us to your friends and family, they will love this tour.

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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

I hired a taxi for the day (New Takci ) which was 200 soles for 8 hours and I bought my driver lunch. The roads in Trujillo are of varying quality. However I'd say there are more unmade roads covered with potholes than there are...More

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MuseoCao, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Brujo, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2018

Thank you for your visit! Our goal is that the place keeps further development and help improve the lives of its inhabitants. Therefore, we ask that you continue to share your great experience with your friends and family, they will love this tour.

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

Small site and only one Huaca open. If you have been to the Huaca de la Luna it is less impressive, however the mummy makes up for it. Above all the mummy shows that woman could have a more prominent role in Moche culture. It...More

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MuseoCao, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Brujo, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

Thank you for your visit! Our goal is that the place keeps further development and help improve the lives of its inhabitants. Therefore, we ask that you continue to share your great experience with your friends and family.

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Interesting museum and location, very much like the Huaca del sol y La Luna, differentiated mainly by the mummified body of a local dignitary, the Lady of Cao, which is on display in the museum.

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MuseoCao, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Brujo, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Hi! Thank you for your visit! We are very passionate with the work of giving you the best experience. Please, recommend us to your friends and family, they will love this tour.

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Reviewed December 30, 2017

This site, and others from the Moche culture, are very impressive and worth visiting. A Pre-inca culture that is only now starting to emerge with new excavations.

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MuseoCao, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Brujo, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2018

Hi! Thank you for your visit! We are very passionate with the work of giving you the best experience. Please, recommend us to your friends and family, they will love this tour.

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Reviewed December 26, 2017

For a full two hours we were the only visitors at the site. Which is an absolute shame, given the striking beauty of the place. Very well-kept, run by a private foundation. Not to be missed.

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MuseoCao, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Brujo, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2017

Hi! Thank you for your visit! We are very passionate with the work of giving you the best experience. Please, recommend us to your friends and family, they will love this tour.

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Reviewed November 13, 2017

Another interesting archaeological complex with its murals in its original state. Beautiful colours and lovely setting just by the Pacific Ocean.

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MuseoCao, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Brujo, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2017

Hi! Thank you for your visit! We are very passionate with the work of giving you the best experience. Please, recommend us to your friends and family, they will love this tour.

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