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Huaca Pucllana pre-Inca complex

An ancient pyramid in a modern neighborhood

•location:
LIMA CITY

•type:

•country:
PERU

•interest:

CULTURAL

ARCHEOLOGICAL RUINS

Huaca Pucllana pre-Inca complex

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ABOUT - 

Huaca Pucllana pre-Inca complex

Huaca Pucllana or "Place to Play" is an archaeological complex whose main point is a pyramid of 25 m high built almost entirely with adobes and fillings of boulders and sand. It is located in the District of Miraflores, Lima, Peru. It belongs to the Regional Development Period (200-700 AD) of the Lima Culture. The site has been scientifically researched since 1981, which has allowed its conservation and restoration, to become an attraction of the Metropolitan Area of ​​the capital of Peru.

 

The pyramid of Huaca Pucllana is stepped and has a lengthened shape, oriented from southwest to northeast. Its surface is occupied by patios with stepped structures painted in yellow. Each upper level is accessed through zigzag ramps and passages. As a main building, it dominates the landscape. Next to it there are a group of courtyards, squares and enclosures.

 

The archaeological complex is completed by an exhibition hall, tour circuit and other attractions. Its total area is 6 hectares (60.000 square meters) and in its surroundings rises the modern district of Miraflores. The archaeological complex is fully integrated into the urban environment.


The predominant constructive technique is called the “Técnica del librero” (bookseller technique). The walls can reach up to 8 m in height (those that define the sides of the great pyramid). The pottery corresponds to the late phases of the Lima style. You can do several activities: a tour of the site (since the third part of the pyramid and the integrity of the lower part are arranged as a circuit); visit the exhibition hall inaugurated in 1984 which shows part of the findings; visit the park of native flora and fauna where you will find corn, pacae, guava, tuna, tara and guarango that are exhibited next to South American camelids, creole ducks or "joke" in muchik language, guinea pigs and hairless Peruvian dogs, which are now Cultural Heritage of Peru; and to visit the area of ​​traditional technology.

 

GET THERE - 

Huaca Pucllana pre-Inca complex

• location:
LIMA CITY
•country:
PERU
•region: 
SOUTH AMERICA

ADDRESS OR VENUE

General Borgoño street, block Nº 8, Miraflores neighborhood, city of Lima 18, Perú

GETTING THERE FROM THE CLOSEST MAIN BUS STATION

14.2 km by taxi or private vehicle from the bus station (Gran Terminal Terrestre) of the city of Lima to Huaca Pucllana by the Express Way Paseo de la República.

TIME TO GET THERE FROM THE CLOSEST MAIN BUS STATION

43 minutes by taxi or private vehicle from the bus station (Gran Terminal Terrestre) of the city of Lima to Huaca Pucllana.

GETTING THERE FROM THE CLOSEST AIRPORT

19.5 km by taxi or private vehicle from Jorge Chavez International Airport in the city of Lima to Huaca Pucllana, by Elmer Faucett Street.

TIME TO GET THERE FROM THE CLOSEST AIRPORT

46 minutes by taxi or private vehicle from Jorge Chavez International Airport in the city of Lima to Huaca Pucllana.

DISTANCE TO THE CLOSEST MAIN CITY

Lima city - 0km - 0milles.

DISTANCE TO THE CLOSEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Lima city´s airport - 0km - 0miles.

 

PRACTICAL - 

Huaca Pucllana pre-Inca complex

PROFILE

• Interest:

CULTURAL

PLACE

• Class:

ARCHEOLOGICAL RUINS

• Type:

• Kind:

URBAN

79

• Altitude meters:

259

• Altitude feet:

• Minimum visit time in hours:

2

• Maximum visit time in hours:

3

OPENING HOURS (or DATE if it is an event)

  • Wednesday to monday during the day, from 09h00 to 17h00.

  • Wednesday to sunday during the night, from 19h00 to 22h00.

ENTRANCE FEE

During the day, in peruvian soles:

  • General entrance S / 12.00.

  • Reduced entrance S / 6.00 for children up to 12 years, students of higher education and teachers.

  • School entry S / 1.00.

At night, in peruvian soles:

  • General admission S / 15.00.

  • Reduced entry S / 7.50 for children up to 12 years and seniors.

Closing days: january 1st, Holy Friday, may 1st, july 28th, december 25th and national election days.

RELATED ACTIVITIES

VISITS:

  • Panoramic sightseeing.

  • Guided visits.

  • Independent visit.

  • Experiential journey.

CULTURAL:

  • Attending civic events.

  • Attending folkloric events.

  • Attending artistic events.

ENTERTAIMENT:

  • Attend shows.

  • Night life.

SPORTS:

  • Walking.

RELEVANT CATEGORIES

  • Cultural National Heritage.

  • National protected area.

  • Municipal protected area.

WHAT TO TAKE WITH YOU

  • A camera.

  • A video camera.

  • A cap or a hat.

  • Light clothing.

  • Comfortable shoes to walk.

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