Huaca Pucllana1615 Votes Currently Open
- Address: 8 General Borgono Cuadra, Lima 27, Peru
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Exhibition
Huaca Pucllana is a world-famous clay pyramid in Lima. It was the ceremonial and administrative centre of the city, a long time ago. This structure was built to house the clergyman who would practise his religious power on the city and also regulate the usage of natural water resources. It is surrounded by a beautiful and well-maintained plaza that borders its limits. The Huaca Pucllana is divided into two sections. One where there is evidence of benches and deep holes in the ground where marine life would be sacrificed in order to please the gods. The other section is full of clay structures that are now just the remnants of courtyards and patios that were a part of the enclosure. Highlights include:
- Senor de los Unkus- Remains of the Lord Unkus.
- ‘Huaca Pucllana’- a restaurant on the site.
- The museum and its gallery.
- The lighting in the night.
Huaca Pucllana Travel Tips
- The walk is long and tiring. Carry water bottles with you.
- The weather is humid. Wear suitable clothes.
Entrance Ticket Details For Huaca Pucllana
- Guided Tour- PEN 12 (for adults) and PEN 1 (for children)
Huaca Pucllana Hours
- The Restaurant- 12:00 pm to 12:00 am
- The Museum- 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
- Recommended time to visit: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
How to Reach Huaca Pucllana
- Board a bus that runs along Avenue Arequipa. Get down at Calle Garcia Calderon.
- Ask the locals for directions.
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89.23% of people who visit Lima include Huaca Pucllana in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
68.34% of people start their Huaca Pucllana visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
2 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Huaca Pucllana
89.04% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Huaca Pucllana
Huaca Pucllana Reviews & Ratings
Super cool! Can't wander around, you have to be with your guide but it's super inexpensive. 15 soles, half price for teachers and students. The pyramid is really amazing.
Fantastic place to visit. Guided tour (included in the price) in English with a guide who spoke excellently and explained the site very well. There are placards about with English translation but the guide helped provide more in-depth context. Tour lasts about 45 min. There is also an on-site garden and minifarm (llamas!! alpacas!! Guinea pigs!) to indicate the type of food grown at the temple’s heyday and animals relied upon.
Excellent tourist place to visit. Very cool ancient book-style architecture that for once in Peru isn’t Incan. Much of this is restored versus original however the relatively cheap entrance fee (20 soles) combined with a free English or Spanish tour guide makes it well worth the visit. Tour takes less than an hour and you get to see some llamas and alpacas, so what more can you ask for?
Pretty cool site in the middle of Lima! We walked here from Miraflores. This site is supposed to be the best one in the city. There is a free guided tour with guides that lead English or Spanish speakers. Pretty amazing that this was used as a trash heap until the 80s when they discovered the temple beneath the earth. Make sure to tip your tour guide. We have ours $10 for the two of us. Great way to fill your morning before heading to the main square.
Better than expected. It's about $5/pp to enter and get an hour tour. There is also an area of plants and animals relevant to the Limas who built the structure. Nice views of the surrounding area and interesting. There was a restaurant right at the ruins but I didn't try it.