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El Brujo

Magdalena de Cao | Near Magdalena de Cao, Valle de Chicama, Trujillo, Peru
+51 939 326 240
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Impressive ruins and museum

This site, and others from the Moche culture, are very impressive and worth visiting. A Pre-inca... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
LaItinerante
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USA
Espectacular!

For a full two hours we were the only visitors at the site. Which is an absolute shame, given the... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2017
apjcb
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Te invitamos a conocer uno de los lugares más emblemáticos de la costa norte del Perú: el Complejo Arqueológico El Brujo. Este lugar, ocupado a lo largo de 14 mil años por distintas culturas, fue uno de los escenarios del poder de los Mochicas (100 – 600 D.C.). Los Moche destacaron por su fina cerámica, por su arquitectura artísticamente decorada con relieves, y por su delicado arte metálico. En este espacio se descubrió la tumba de la Señora de Cao, quien por la riqueza de los objetos que la acompañaban y por lo extraordinario de su enterramiento, es reconocida como una importante lideresa del antiguo Perú.
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Magdalena de Cao | Near Magdalena de Cao, Valle de Chicama, Trujillo, Peru
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

This site, and others from the Moche culture, are very impressive and worth visiting. A Pre-inca culture that is only now starting to emerge with new excavations.

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MuseoCao, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Brujo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Hi! Thank you for your visit! We are very passionate with the work of giving you the best experience. Please, recommend us to your friends and family, they will love this tour.

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

For a full two hours we were the only visitors at the site. Which is an absolute shame, given the striking beauty of the place. Very well-kept, run by a private foundation. Not to be missed.

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MuseoCao, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Brujo, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Hi! Thank you for your visit! We are very passionate with the work of giving you the best experience. Please, recommend us to your friends and family, they will love this tour.

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Another interesting archaeological complex with its murals in its original state. Beautiful colours and lovely setting just by the Pacific Ocean.

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MuseoCao, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Brujo, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Hi! Thank you for your visit! We are very passionate with the work of giving you the best experience. Please, recommend us to your friends and family, they will love this tour.

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

The site is impressive and the Peruvians have done a great job in putting a good tourist infrastructure in place. El Brujo is in a nice location by the sea, probably as the Moche seemed to have a thing about the ocean. Again as with...More

Thank Bezi
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MuseoCao, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Brujo, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Hi Bezi, thank you for your visit! Our team works daily to offer the best experience in El Brujo. Please share your experience with all your friends and family.

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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We came here with low expectations as the Lonely Planet didn't write too much about this place. Surprisingly Huaca Brujo offers a new, nice museum with an interesting architecture, a tiny shop and great guides showing you around and explaining everything for free (tipp). We...More

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MuseoCao, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Brujo, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Hi RikeHa! Thank you for your visit! We are very passionate with the work of giving you the best experience. Please, recommend us to your friends and family, they will love this tour.

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

This is a must see in Trujillo, a great archeological site, well preserved with a nice small museum depictinc the Lady of Cao.

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MuseoCao, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Brujo, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Hi! Thank you for your visit! We are very passionate with the work of giving you the best experience. Please, recommend us to your friends and family, they will love this tour.

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Reviewed 3 June 2017

This is yet another of those sites worth visiting and each has another tale to tell or adds a bit more to the jigsaw .There must be loads we haven't visited but we were pleased to have called into this one

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MuseoCao, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Brujo, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Thank you for your visit! Our goal is that the place keeps further development and help improve the lives of its inhabitants. Therefore, we ask that you continue to share your great experience with your friends and family.

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Reviewed 3 May 2017

The drive from Trujillo takes you along the crashing waves on the coast and then thru acres and acres of sugar cane. A pleasant drive on bad roads. The site is easy to do in an hour or so especially with an excellent guide as...More

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MuseoCao, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Brujo, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Hi, thank you for your visit! Our team works daily to offer the best experience in El Brujo. Please share your experience with all your friends and family.

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Reviewed 20 February 2017

This is a small site, but filled with history and some stunning colors. Also, the Museo Cao is worth the visit. Her burial site was found here and the artifacts are in the museum, as are a wealth of others from the site.

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MuseoCao, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Brujo, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

¡Thank you for your visit! Our goal is that the place keeps further development and help improve the lives of its inhabitants. Therefore, we ask that you continue to share your great experience with your friends and family.

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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

A very interesting place to visit. An hour's drive from Trujillo - so allow at least half a day. The roads our guide took, were tarmac except for the last 500 metres, so the journey was quite smooth. The new dual carriageway North from Trujillo...More

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MuseoCao, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Brujo, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2017

Hi Chris, thank you for your visit. Our team works daily to offer the best experience in El Brujo. Please share your experience with all your friends and family. ¡We will be waiting for your return!

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