Huaca Pucllana

Tel: +51 1 6177148

Address: s/n, Ca. Gral. Borgoño cuadra 8, Miraflores 15074, Peru

You don’t have to travel all the way to the desert to see the pyramid from the ancient time. Near the west coast in Miraflores district in Lima, there stands a pyramid older than the Inca Empire waiting for your exploration.


Miraflores is a relatively affluent and modern district in Lima. Many branches of companies, hotels, restaurants and bars can be found in the neighbourhood. It is quite hard to imagine the standing of the historical treasure of Huaca Pucllana in the heart of this modern district. Huaca Pucllana is a clay pyramid built from seven staggered platforms back in the 5th century A.D. It belonged to the Lima Culture, which existed earlier than the Inca civilisation, and thrived between the 2nd and 7th century A.D. Being built approximately a thousand years earlier than the Inca Machu Picchu, Huaca Pucllana served as a ceremonial and administrative centre during the Lima Culture era. Surrounding it is a plaza, where deep pits with fish and other marine life were offered as sacrifices to gods. There are some ornate restaurants next to the historical site. When night falls, take a seat at the balcony of the restaurant of your choice to enjoy the delicate Peruvian cuisine, and the glamorous view of the pyramid in light. What an extraordinary experience!