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Located on the banks of the creek Huaycoloro, in the district of San Juan de Lurigancho, Lima province.


Cajamarquilla, the vast mud city. At first it seems a maze of mud walls but consists of several pyramids and walled enclosures.



Cajamarquilla served as an important commercial center for the Lima culture and subsequently called Ichsma culture. Construction began in late Early Intermediate Period and was vacated in late Late Intermediate, but appears to have been unoccupied during the Middle Horizon, the cause of climate change and natural disasters (earthquakes, etc.) led to its abandonment several hundred years before the Spanish conquest.

Cajamarquilla is a great city with both rectangular buildings like pyramid built of adobe, one can see the remains of temples, wide streets, ceremonial plazas, terraces, cemeteries, underground grain silos, canals and numerous enclosures and buildings whose use is not known and are quite damaged by earthquakes. Found remains of ceramics corresponding to the phases 7, 8 and 9, the Lima Late period. Most are pots, dishes and jars for food preparation and storage.

Lima Culture

The foundation of the city was between 600-730 d. C., during the Late Lima.

Middle Horizon

During the Middle Horizon, Cajamarquilla is abandoned, but Tello pyramid is used in part as a cemetery. Sestieri found seven bodies stretched on reeds and one bunk shaped funerary bundle and Mogrovejo found more, accompanied by offerings.

Ichsma Culture

After a period of abandonment, it occurs a culture Ichsma reoccupation, possibly starting in 1000. C.2 up before 1450 d. C. Most of the buildings are still standing belong to this época.1 large walled enclosures were constructed with pyramids: an entrance leading to a square where there is a stage and from which reaches various terraces and enclosures. The most representative is the "Labyrinth". In these areas and their inhabitants had lived potteries and textiles.


Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 17:00 hours Entrance: Free.

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