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Huaca Huallamarca

Neighbourhood: San Isidro
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Address: Av. El Rosario | Av. Nicolas de Rivera, Lima, Peru
Phone Number: 5112224124
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Old historic place inside town

When in Lima, do not miss the very old historic ruins inside San Isidro district! This is really old, where old inca civilization built a place where they used to store food and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
porto alegre, brasil
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porto alegre, brasil
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

When in Lima, do not miss the very old historic ruins inside San Isidro district! This is really old, where old inca civilization built a place where they used to store food and later for burials! This a must to go, you can do walking in case your hotel is in San Isidro region . Get a good pair of... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I had read about this pyramid before coming to Lima so requested a tour with our itinerary. Our guide for the day, Carla, from Condor Travel took us there, with our driver, Willy, after touring the Larco Museum. It is a small museum but saw some of the mummies that were found. I won't go into the history as others... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Surrounded by some of the most prominent Lima residences including this of various Foreign Ambassadors sits the 4 story mud pyramid built in the period beginning 200 BB by the Lima people. It was used by them until 700 AD when the Lima were conquered by the Wari. Today it houses a museum which is fairly interested. Open Tuesday to... More 

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North Ryde, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Wow, where else can an archaeological site in the middle of town? A huge mound of earth on an otherwise flat plain, that was a fav haunt of motocross bike riders, was excavated to reveal a pre-Incan pyramid temple made from adobe bricks, along with walls around the base of the temple that delineated rooms for brick making, kitchens and... More 

1 Thank mattgred
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

The site is relatively small (you need maximum 30 minutes to check it out), but it's a great feeling standing on an ancient pyramid and look at skyscrapers all around!

1 Thank Roxana_DTS
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Huaca Huallamarca (aka Huaca Pan de Azucar or Sugarloaf) is an archaeological site made of adobe bricks that was restored in the 1960's. This small site is easy to see with limited time. Ramp leads to the top of the ruins. Also includes a small museum and free restrooms.

1 Thank jillsiehs
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

The Huallamarca ruins were very easy to get to from our hotel in Miraflores and provided a convenient exposure to more extensive ruins that we would see later during out time in Peru. While not extensive, they are convenient and allow you quick and convenient access. They have a small but interesting museum on site that has a few relics... More 

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

It is a small site but really nice to see. In total lima has 11 huaca's. This one has a mummy and cost only 5 soles to see it (if I remember the price correct). Nice distant walking from park the olivar.

1 Thank MonoJ
Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

I treasure in San Isidro. Manageable site with a small good museum. We were able to climb the pyramid. A great way to see ancient ruins in the middle of the city!

Thank Karen C
Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

Easily accessible if you're already in Lima and a great example of the multi-cultural history of Peru. Many cultures have lived in that area and have used the land for various purposes, until they were conquered by another group. We didn't have a guide for this museum and while much is self explanatory or described in Spanish and English, our... More 

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