Located on the right bank of the valley of Lurin, near the river of the same name, near the sea.
Pachacamac was built on the right bank of the valley of Lurin, near the river of the same name, near the sea and in front of a group of small islands that are called like this sanctuary. Pachacamac is a large architectural complex with many buildings that were built in different eras, from the early years of our era to the sixteenth century.
Adobitos in Pachacamac, is a construction of the Early Intermediate Period. Pyramids are small or small buildings, which are the remains of an old building made with small hand-molded bricks and placed "standing" in successive rows, giving the appearance of books in a bookcase, a technique that distinguishes culture Lima. It is possible that most of the constructs of this time were covered by later times constructions.
The architecture of Acllahuasi is classic Inca times. It has a wide entrance corridor zigzagging until it reaches a first courtyard that is surrounded by double jamb trapezoidal niches, with as foundation it had polished granite stones. Then you enter the small compartments housing environments, placed orthogonally to reach a second backyard.
Pyramids with ramps:
Late Intermediate Period (900 - 1450 AD) is characterized by the presence of many local nations (occupy one or two valleys) in this period shows great architectural development, becoming the main city center and, Ichma.
The Pilgrims Square:
The Pilgrims Square is a large space leveled by the Incas (1450) to serve as a prelude of pilgrims seeking services from the Pachacamac oracle. At the center of it, two rows of columns could support the roof of a long open corridor.
Painted Temple or Temple of Pachacamac
Middle Horizon Period (600-900 AD) that was built to be the new home of the oracle, since the major changes introduced by the Wari included construction of a new pyramid. The Temple of Pachacamac has one side large steps that were painted with many colors and designs with representations of people, plants and fish.
Old Temple, Urpiwachac, which is the name of the wife of Pachacamac, according Andean mythology, is a kind of small pyramid.
The Sun Temple:
The Sun Temple is located on top of a rocky outcrop. It consists of four pyramid bodies that overlap one another in decline, forming spaces at each level, terraces surrounding the Temple. They take the form of a pyramid, and seen from the air has a trapezoidal plan.
Monday to Sunday from 9:00 to 17:00 Entrance to the archaeological site of Pachacamac costs 7 soles for adults. College students, retirees and teachers and children pay 4 suns sun.
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