Huaca Pucllana


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DESTINATIONS downtown 3 lima Do & See Huaca Pucllana

Huaca Pucllana

In the heart of Miraflores lie the remains of a pre-Inca pyramid, built around 500 AD and said to have served as a ceremonial and administrative center for a coastal indigenous civilization. Visits to the complex are also possible at night, when the setting gets even more dramatic. Don't miss the Huaca Pucllana Restaurant, which offers you a front row seat to the ruins (mentioned in the Dining section of this guide).

Do & See

Kick off your visit to Lima with a walk around the colorful and bustling city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site--home to many historical buildings and churches. Delve into the country's rich past in one of the many museums around. Once you’ve soaked up the local history, explore the city's districts: Miraflores on the beachfront is the trendy one, while Barranco is more artsy and bohemian. Day trips to ancient sites in the surroundings are always fun too.