Miraflores is a beautiful section of Lima Peru. After spending the previous day exploring the city, I really wanted to stay closer to the hotel on my last free day in the area. I had read about the Huaca Pucllana ruins in Miraflores and it turned out they were just down the street from my hotel.
Here is a picture I took once I walked to the ruins. They are right in the middle of the city with homes all around.
The Huaca Pucllana ruins are even older than those found in the Cusco area. The ruins date back to 400AD before the Inca’s settled into Machu Picchu. The site was abandoned when the Wari Empire conquered the area in around 700AD and the site was opened to tourist in 1984.
After purchasing a ticket you walk the grounds in a nice guided tour explaining the ruins and excavations. Below are some of the pictures I took during that tour.
The tour takes you up to the top of the ruins where there is a beautiful view of Lima.
Part of restoring Huaca Pucllana is making new “bricks” just like the originals. The restoration process is arduous but worth it.
There are animals here like alpacas and Cuy or as we call them guinea pig. They are a huge delicacy in Peru. I never tried eating them. I didn’t have any desire.
There is also a section that shows you how they think the natives looked and what they would have worn.
After the tour you can have a meal when the restaurant is open. It wasn’t open when I was there.Tweet