Huaca Pucllana
Huaca Pucllana
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
About
Built by millions of adobe bricks, these ruins once served as an administrative center and a pre-Inca ceremonial site dedicated to the God Pachacamac.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • meurquidi
    La Paz, Bolivia118 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see
    Archeological site that includes a pyramid made of mud bricks. There are tours in english and spanish included in the ticket price (15 soles) so you can just get an uber and get there. 45 min - 1 hour total for the visit. There is an upscale redtaurant on site.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 August 2023
  • 8859annamaria
    Glasgow, United Kingdom193 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Discovering the story before Incas
    It was an amazing experience.On a pyramid which had been there for so long 1000 years before the Incas. Our guide was very informative and full of interesting facts.We did get sunburnt due to being exposed to sunlight on top of pyramid.Be warned.Even though the skies were grey the sun is really strong.Also wear decent shoes.We had on soft trainers and they got covered in dust. You see alpacas and lots of plants common to the region.The guide also showed willing to take photos of you if you wished. The guide was extremely good and deserved a tip at the end.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 November 2023
  • Ha Doan
    Hanoi, Vietnam11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    some of pre-Inca cultures in Lima area
    a nice place to learn a bit about some of Peru's pre-Inca cultures- their beliefs and rituals. It is located in the popular Miraflores area, so it's easy to access. No reservation is required, the entrance ticket includes on-site guided tours in Spanish and English (The English one starts at 11:30am) which last for about an hour.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 18 December 2023
  • Ani T
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Astonishing pyramid right in the middle of Lima!
    The Huaca Pucllana is pretty amazing, and definitely not to be missed! The discovery of this historical treasure (according to our tour guide Gladys) is also remarkable - it was buried under a hill until the 1960s when a small part of it (adobe bricks) it was accidentally unearthed by some kids riding their bicycles on the hill. The history of the whole complex is fascinating, dating back 2000 years to before the Inca period. Our guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 December 2023
  • Melissa Bryant
    36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice ruins in central Lima
    Worth seeing when in Lima. You get the benefit of a tour guide who gives a very comprehensive overview of the site (and if you're lucky, they'll have a sense of humour like ours did). This is a great way to learn more about the pre-Inca settlements.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 December 2023
  • geoffrey100
    Boston, Massachusetts191 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Totally worth a visit - but dusty and hot
    Its a pretty amazing pre-Inca (Lima) pyramid buried for centuries and now being restored...right in the middle of Lima. Entrance is very cheap - 15 sol. You have to go on a guided tour (English or Spanish) and if you are unlucky you can end up waiting quite a time for the next one. There seems to be no way to find out in advance timing of tours. It is very, very dusty, and very, very hot towards the top, so don't visit at midday if you dont like heat and humidity. Bring water. Good rest rooms in the waiting area.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 February 2024
  • Clevlander
    Springfield, Illinois5,653 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Never disappoints
    The place is as well preserved as ever. I have been here several times, and had dinner at this location. It never cease to amaze me. The food at the restaurant is always spectacular and the attention from the staff it’s outstanding. This is for sure a place that never disappoints.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 February 2024
  • purplebackpack
    Singapore, Singapore208 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Miraflores top attraction, must visit
    It's possible to walk here but we took a taxi. Bought the tickets from the counter and joined an English guided tour almost immediately. Walking amongst the ruins feel so surreal. Surrounded by houses and small avenues, it was a unique opportunity to view the ruins. The Wari people were very ingenious and excellent in building. Come, be amazed!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 April 2024
  • Skeney57
    Sydney, Australia24,410 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bricklayers Nightmare
    Little did we know we would be returning to this site for dinner later on, but that's another story! This wonderful relic & museum is amazing that is has survived in this chaotic city. The ruins date back to 450AD-650AD and were abandoned in about 800AD but was used again as a cemetery up to the Spanish invasion. It is made up of millions of mud bricks and gives an insight into the inhabitants of those times. The museum while small has some great displays & artifacts and a level walking track around the site. Well worth a visit.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 May 2024
  • RuthyGlasgow
    824 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Glad I visited But?
    Did not spend a lot of time here and whilst it was amazing it was very mysterious as no one can really say for sure what it was, its speculation? Seemingly could have been an Inca administrative center of sacrificial place?? I did not leave here feeling Wow!
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 June 2024
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Gabriel R
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
we visited this restaurant as a group of 9 and based on my research this was a top 25 place. We did not have a good experience. For starters, we felt rush since the very first moment. We felt the mission of the staff is to make sure they get things done as soon as possible and send us out. Waiter was frustrated because we were taking our time to learn and ask about dishes. The food is low quality to us: all dishes were very salty, sauces oscured the flavors, there was no creativity on the use of sauces, combinations of sides. The person pooring the way seemed to have as objective to make sure the entire bottle was distributed at once (in one round).
An example, I ordered the scallops and got what looked like medium size clams (a very tiny piece of seafood) covered in a super strong and salty super salty cheese. I did not even noticed I had eating the so called scaloop !! The translation was wrong, this was not a scallop .... plenty more to say but have not time
Written 21 January 2020
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Miguel C
Lima, Peru208 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
I visit with my family Huaca Pucllana. Following, some useful tips for you:
1. It is better if you visit it on spring or summer (winter and autumn show some times drizzles), from September to March. The ruin was made of little block of clay and with the drizzle the visit would became very uncomfortable.
From now I assume you followed your first suggestion
2. Carry sun glasses
3 Sun block
4.Bug spray
5. Camera
6. Selfie stick

The walk will take 40 minutes to one hour. Children above 8 years is better, some places are difficult for people in wheelchair or another similar problem (some parts with stairs and rough surfaces).
Written 23 January 2020
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Prinzac
Rio de Janeiro, RJ155 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Well preserved ruins from more than 1000 years ago. The tour guide is polite but lacks historical knowledge and keeps answering “ we don’t know”.
Part of the sightseeing should be the time travel experience which doesn’t exist here.
Written 23 February 2020
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lavinadh
New York City, NY20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
This restaurant is part of a historical museum right in the center of Miraflores, a series of clay pyramids surrounded by the essence of the city. I attended a dinner here with my partner and was pleasantly surprised upon entering a beautifully lit and green terrace. Something I've noticed about my time here in Peru, when i go out to eat the service isn't always attentive. As we walked inside, we were immediately escorted to our seats. I couldn't help but notice the staff here was very attentive and always held a pleasant attitude. We were seated outside on the patio, I took a moment to appreciate the calmness and subtleties of my surrounding. The atmosphere was adorned with a number of natural elements including wood accompanied by metallic accents which are known to be natural resources here in Peru seeming all too appropriate because this restaurant is known for its local cuisine. The entire experience was picturesque, like that dinner date you've seen in the movies and have always wanted to be a part of, eating dinner while looking out at the beautiful pyramids under the night sky. Our drink orders were taken promptly after being seated, my partner is quite the foodie so of course he asked about recommendations, our waiter was well informed about the entire menu, answered all of our questions, gave lovely recommendations, and advice on food choices. My partner went with a recommended grape chilcano and myself with a classic glass of red wine. To start we got a four portion sampler including chicharron de cuy, papa relleno, causita, and clams. Upon first sight i was pleasantly surprised by the presentation, it was very flattering. In my personal opinion i thought the chicharron de cuy was too heavily breaded and to a fault of our own we saved the clams for last, by the time we got to it the cheese had hardened. It would have been nice if we were informed that the clams should have been eaten first while the cheese was still warm (delicious nonetheless). Dinner was two local Peruvian dishes consisting of tacu tacu con lomo saltado and rocoto relleno con langostinos. I don't believe I've had better tacu tacu here in Peru! Dinner was accompanied with a perfectly spiced pepper sauce which was great because the food didn't contain too much salt, which is a preference of mine. The flavors were distinct but not overwhelming and the portion sizes were perfect, just enough were we can try a couple know how they did it but the lucuma wasn't overwhelmingly sweet! The series of desserts here have also been my favorite here in Lima. I was highly impressed with the plating and attention to detail of all of our meals. Overall the entire experience is highly recommended, the service and presentation for the entire evening was flawless.
Written 16 January 2020
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Peeceecee
Skipton, UK1,006 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We did not enter this ancient ruin and simply viewed it from the exterior. Our guide explained some of the history of the site which pre-dates the Incas and covers a huge area. It is constructed if adobe blocks and is mainly solid i.e there are no rooms/chambers inside. Definitely worth a visit even if you only have a mild interest in ancient civilisations and architecture.
Written 8 March 2020
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Stella
Stockholm, Sweden2,090 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
I’m not a huge dan of history so I came here because someone from my tour wanted to visit. It is quite interesting to see this site in the middle of Lima, although not that unusual since I’m originally from Rome. You can only access here with a tour guide so you have to wait for an English tour if you cannot understand Spanish. Also you cannot just walk off or they’ll call you back. The tour was good, it was just way too hot even at 10am.
Written 2 March 2020
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Ari T
Seattle, WA67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I'm kidding of course, this lace is way more than that and the entrance includes a tour guide who will walk you through the facility and tell you about the history and the area as well as some rituals that were prcticed there. the scale is quite impressive given every brick is by hand and theres a ridiculous amount of them. Crazy contrast being in the middle of history and looking just across the street to modern buildings and a huge city. Worth a wander if you like ruins!
Written 10 February 2020
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Travelbug291
Bribie Island, Australia923 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
This amazing Pre Incan Adobe building was beyond imagination. Constructed of hand made mud bricks, this seven-tier pyramid was massive. Impossible to estimate how long it took to construct. Climbing to the top added to the uniqueness with the city surrounding this citadel.
Written 18 January 2020
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Karen B
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022
The website says that reservations are required before you enter the site. I tried the night before we wanted to go and couldn't get the calendar to work. I tried to make reservations again in the morning, but it showed that date as unavailable. My husband suggested we just walk up and see if they would take us. Lo and behold, they had spaces in their 10 am tour starting in 2 minutes. The downside- the tour was in Spanish. Luckily I am bilingual, so I could translate for my family and another lady who had successfully made a reservation for 10 a.m., but didn't know it was only in Spanish. The ruins are 1500 years old at the bottom, and contained mummies. We got a wonderful view of Miraflores from the top and some good family photos of our experience.
Written 3 July 2022
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Cliff C
Germantown, MD84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Needed to kill a morning and this place was on the map and looked interesting. Couldn;t make it to Machu Piccu and the fact that this is 1000 years older was attractive. Knowledgable guides you can choose English and Spanish. There are discounts for students and seniors but the normal cost of 15 sols didn't break the bank.
Written 27 February 2020
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