In the Fifth century, the Lima valley inhabitants started the construction of the Huaca Pucllana. Two important reasons inspired the group of sacred priests, who were the governing rulers at that time. The first reason was their need to express their religious authority. The second reason was directly linked with the control of the hydrological resources stemmed from the water canal system, on the left bank of the Rimac river.
Therefore, Pucllana was an important ceremonial and administrative location. Its magnificence was reflected by the configuration of a monumental architecture. It was built with small adobe bricks wrought on a continuous base of blocks and remodeled during the three centuries of the Huaca existence…
Currently the Pucllana Archeological Zone spreads over 15 hectares and is divided into two well-defined sections. One is of pyramidal structure, in a terrace formation. It is 23 meters high and constitutes the ceremonial sector. There, they performed activities related to the religious cults to worship their gods.
The administrative center was located on the other section – the area of public squares and ramps -. It is formed by interconnected precincts with.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY
Visit one of the most transited districts but not really visited. You will first visit the main archaeological site within the modern Lima, Huaca Pucllana; a ceremonial centre used between 200 – 700 a.C. The tour continues driving through several important streets where you will observe old houses that are now national heritage, a visit to the “Parque del Amor” (Love Park) overlooking the Pacific Ocean, where you will find the statue “El Beso” (The Kiss) from the artist Victor Delfin. Finally, you will stop by the Indian Market, a place where you will find handicrafts and souvenirs.
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