Huaca Pucllana

The biggest attraction and most important site in Lima’s Miraflores district is Huaca Pucllana. It was a pre-Incan adobe and clay pyramid built by the Lima culture between the years 200 and 700.

The pyramid was built in seven staggered platforms. There were two sections separated by a wall. One section was the administrative center while the other had deep pits where offerings of marine life were made.

Huaca Pucllana in Miraflores, Lima, Peru

Huaca Pucllana

Huaca Pucllana in Miraflores, Lima, Peru

Huaca Pucllana

The pyramid and walls were constructed using handmade adobe and clay bricks. In some of the bricks, it’s possible to see original fingerprints of the builders.

Huaca Pucllana in Miraflores, Lima, Peru

Huaca Pucllana

Huaca Pucllana in Miraflores, Lima, Peru

Huaca Pucllana

At the site entrance, there’s a museum explaining the history, construction, and use of the site. Along the path, there are statues demonstrating how the bricks were made and how the site was used.

Museum at Huaca Pucllana in Miraflores, Lima, Peru

Museum

Huaca Pucllana in Miraflores, Lima, Peru

Huaca Pucllana

In the back, there is a small zoo with guinea pigs, llamas, and alpacas.

Llama at Huaca Pucllana in Miraflores, Lima, Peru

Llama

Guinea pigs at Huaca Pucllana in Miraflores, Lima, Peru

Guinea pigs

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