Huaca Pucllana

Was built in large part by residents of the Lima culture ceremonial and administrative center. "Huaca Pucllana" is located in the modern Miraflores district and occupies an area of about 5 hectares. Data from the fourth century D.C.

Historian "Maria Rostworowski" during a study of the sixteenth century, she found quoted that monument with the indigenous name "Pucllana". The building of more "Pucllana" 500 meters long, more than 100 meters wide and 22 meters tall, is a solid truncated pyramid, built entirely on filled land and small adobes. In addition, the site is surrounded by a set of environments smaller but equally remarkable rooms, passages, ramps and courtyards, usually finely finished plastered with mud and, in some cases, with traces of yellow paint.

The monumentality of this old adobe building is readily apparent to climb to the summit and see the sea and the modern buildings that surround it from above. For its architecture and objects recovered at the scene, the role of the Management had to be "Pucllana" worship and goods moving in the valley.
Archaeologists have recovered textiles, ceramics decorated with painted red, white and black, gray and orange and the remains of corn, beans, Pallas, fruit custard, "pacae", lucuma and guayaba, domestic animals such as alpacas, llamas, guinea pigs, ducks and deer.

Being located a few kilometers from the sea, the population was also for feeding fish like bonito, sardines, machete, and the bay anchovy, Pacific shellfish as "choro", snails, limpets and males as well as crustaceans such as crab and "muy-muy".

Also of importance was the production of textiles and pottery.
The main structure of the Huaca Pucllana’s pyramid-shaped, artificially raised by walls of small adobes handmade. Pucllana is now a Historic Cultural Park, which is under the auspices of the Municipality of Miraflores (Lima - Peru), and is being investigated in 1981 by archaeologist Isabel Flores and his team.

This architectural, much visited by scholars and tourists, has a site museum, a park of native flora and fauna, a tourist restaurant and a handicraft gallery.

Hours: Monday to Sunday: 9:30 to 15:00 pm.
Web: www.mirafloresperu.com/huacapucllana/