Huaca Pucllana
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Calle General Borgoño cuadra 8 S/n, Distrito de Lima

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2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
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  • 4.0Atmosphere

This active archaeological site sits in the middle of the Miraflores neighborhood. The clay and adobe structure, which once functioned as a ceremonial site during the pre-Columbian era, dates back to 400 B.C. Since the beginning of the excavation in 1981, multiple pyramids, ceramics, textiles and tools have been discovered. Most recently in 2010, four intact mummies were found undisturbed.

You can see many of the artifacts in the small on-site museum. The price of admission also includes a guided tour of the site (given in both English and Spanish). Huaca Pucllana is also home to a popular, award-winning restaurant that travelers highly recommend for its traditional Peruvian cuisine.

While some recent travelers said the attraction pales in comparison to the larger Machu Picchu ruins, most agree it's worth a visit to see an active archaeological site.

You can visit during the day Wednesday through Monday (closed Tuesdays) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for 12 sol (about $3.50) for adults and 6 sol (about $2) for children ages 12 and younger. Night visits are available Wednesday through Sunday from 7 to 10 p.m. for 15 sol (about $4.50) for adults and 7.50 sol (about $2) for children ages 12 and younger. 

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