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Huaca Pucllana


General Borgoño - Cuadra. 8 s / n, Miraflores.


The Huaca Pucllana was an administrative and ceremonial center of the Lima culture, during the years from 200 to 700 after our era (in the Early Intermediate Period).



Tour of the site

Third part of the pyramid and the integrity of the floor are equipped with a circuit that lets learn about the various spaces used when the site was a ceremonial center. In some precincts and courtyards, there have been habilitated life-size recreations of culture Lima with residents doing various activities (production of adobes, ceremonies, etc..) and tombs of the Wari culture, accompanied by photographs of the excavation process, this allows a clearer understanding of the past of the site. In addition, visitors have the opportunity to watch as archaeologists are working in the treatment area it is not hidden from the public. They do not look only for showing the past but as this site is recovered by the patient work of archaeologists and conservators.

The exhibition hall

The site has a small exhibition hall, opened in 1984, which shows part of the finds from the site. Most of the objects correspond to the Lima culture, highlighting the pitchers, ceremonial burial offerings, miniature ceramic sculptures of sharks and implements used in the sacrifices. A sample of well preserved polychrome textiles from the Wari culture complements the exhibition of some offerings found in tombs. All this is complemented by computer graphics, reenactments and photographs accompanied by short texts in clear and simple.

The park of native flora and fauna

It is considered an important goal to show that aspects of ancient cultures that inhabited Pucllana remain at present, this is achieved by showing how plants and animals that are grown and raised in that time are an important part of the life of a current Peruvian Lima or even . Various plants like corn, pacay, guava, pear, tara, boorish, etc.. shown with camelids, Muscovy ducks or "jokes" muchik language (Mochica), guinea pigs and Peruvian hairless dogs. These canines are now National Cultural Heritage, but Huaca Pucllana have been reared since before this, being a pioneer in the conservation site and reassessment of this native species.

The traditional technology area

The site has a showroom and sale of handicrafts made of different materials like vegetable fiber, gourds, ceramic, wood and metals, and food products made from native. Every weekend there are displays and craft demonstrations where you can interact with the artisans. The products are decorated with motifs that appear in the objects found in the excavations.


Wednesday to Monday 9:00 am. - 5:00 pm.

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