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Huaca Pucllana
Huaca Pucllana

Huaca Pucllana

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Ranked #5 in Lima things to do
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Lima, Peru
(01) 2426530
9a-4p W-M
http://pucllana.perucultural.org.pe/
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Built between 200 AD and 700 AD in Peru, the Huaca Pucllana is an amazing pyramid built out of adobe and clay. Visitors are drawn to Huaca Pucllana because much of the site was excavated and restored ... Read more
to allow visitors the opportunity to learn more about an ancient civilization. The pyramid was a site of a ceremonial and administrative center. The pyramid is attractively lit up at night and one of the best spots to view this is at the restaurant located at Huaca Pucllana, which features delicious haute cuisine.

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Spring, Texas

Of all the ancient ruins in the world, this has to be the least interesting of them all. Just layers of bricks upon bricks.

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Mill Valley, California

Right in Miraflores! They have English speaking tours, a nice restaurant where you can try cuy(guinea pig), and they have live animals(alpaca, llama, and cuy). Really enjoyed my visit to this ancient pyramid!!

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Arhus, Denmark

Relevant info on one of Peru's many precolombian cultures... Fantastic to see

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San Jose, California, USA

You don’t need to travel far outside the city to see ruins. In fact, if you're staying in Miraflores, you don’t even have to leave the district! A short walk will bring you to the active archaeological site of Huaca Pucllana. Just keep an eye on the schedule for when it might be closed (usually Mondays). If you're able to, definitely try the restaurant inside the gates; you'll be so glad you did.

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Victoria, Canada

This was my first time going to an archaeological dig site and it was incredible! So meat to see how all the adobes are still in place and be able to take a tour up to the top with very knowledgeable local guides. Definitely worth seeing!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Didn't like the fact that you had to wait for a tour guide but it was still under renovation so I understand. To be honest I wasn't that impressed but I'm sure it must have been an awesome site back when it was first built. It's a shame how badly treated it was through the years.

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You don't have to trek into the Andes to see vestiges of Peru's ancient civilizations. Lima has a large number of historical ruins, known locally as huacas, which can be spotted in many neighborhoods. They are generally fenced off, but that is the extent of the preservation. One of the major exceptions is the Pucllana Temple, or Huaca Pucllana, in the city's upscale Miraflores district. This adobe ceremonial center was likely built around 500 A.D., during the cultural height of Lima's history. Much of the site has been restored and excavations continue to uncover artifacts and the occasional mummy.

The huaca is creatively illuminated at night, giving it a movie-set aura. To make your visit even better, there's an on-site restaurant that serves haute cuisine. There's nothing like dining while taking in 1,500-year-old views. The restaurant stays open long after the ruins close.

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San Diego, California

One would not expect to see an active archaeological dig right in the middle of the city, but here in Lima you will find the Huaca Pucllana. Its unusual "library book" style construction is illuminated at night for a very spectacular result. They serve a wonderful dinner in the restaurant and it is very enjoyable to gaze upon the site while dining.

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San Francisco, California

We had dinner here on our first night in Lima. Great food and amazing location on the pyramid. Take the tour after dinner if possible.

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Curitiba

The guides (spanish or english) were very helpful. The place is at the middle of the city, which is the most interesting thing about this Huaca.

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Get some pre hispanic history in person!

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Nice restaurant inside.

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Stockton, California

Must see for a view of the development of Lima, the people and the culture!

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Santa Clara, California, USA

It was a nice historic visit, but there wasn't a lot to look at.

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Bogota
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Bogota, Colombia

Excelente monumento del patrimonio nacional,reconstruido por arqueólogos peruanos desde 1981 a partir de un descubrimiento de una pirámide parcialmente destruida y muchos objetos y cuerpos de la cultura Lima entre los años 500a 700

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Local from Magdalena Del Mar, Lima, Peru
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Lares, Puerto Rico
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