Museo de Sitio y Santuario Arqueológico de Pachacamac
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Museo de Sitio y Santuario Arqueológico de Pachacamac

Antigua Carretera Panamericana Sur Km. 31.5, Lurín, Lima, 41 | +51 1 321 5606, Peru
Museo de Sitio y Santuario Arqueológico de Pachacamac in Lima
Courtesy of Pachacamac Site Museum

Built in honor of the god Pachacamac, these archeological remains comprise several impressive mud-brick pyramids as well as Inca-constructed architecture, in Lurín, 30 miles southeast of Lima. Guides are on hand to explain the history of this ceremonial site, which dates back to A.D. 200, including the most well-kept pyramids: the Painted Temple, the Temple of the Sun, and the Old Temple of Pachacamac. Ramparts, artifacts, and Pilgrims’ Square tell the story behind this community; it was later taken over by the Huari between A.D. 600 and 800, then by the Incas in the 15th century. The Acllawasi, a house for women chosen for their manual skills, is one of the remaining Inca influences.

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