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“Incredible piece of Peruvian history”
Review of Huiracochapampa

Huiracochapampa
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Like so many archaeological gems in the area it is underdeveloped, so although you get to wander round the wonderful site, with ruined walls (some in the process of being restored to their former glory) there is little information about what the various sectors might have been (you are given a small free flyer with some very basic information on it) - you are left to imagine how it might have looked. I spent a couple of hours there, part of the time going down dead ends (signage is minimal!), but thoroughly enjoyed it, though at my advancing years would have appreciated some seating part way round!!
I ended my visit with a long chat with the armed security guard, who farmed locally, admiring the beautiful scenery surrounding the site.

Thank BahiaDave
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

A great deal of restoration has been done at this site recently, and the ruins are quite fascinating. The walk from town is easy and the views are stunning. Our guide book said this was basically a pile of rubble but that is completely untrue. So glad we went. Fantastic.

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Also spelled Wiraqochapampa, this is a 42-hectare Huari site, constructed between 650-900 C.E. Built of stone with mud mortar, many of the walls are double and massive. It is actively being excavated; much of the site is covered by tarps. Unfortunately, there is, as yet, very little interpretive material available at the site, only a couple of signs. Hopefully more will be added as excavation continues. We went without a guide; the visitor center in Huamachuco might be able to arrange one.

The site is located about 1.5 miles outside of Huamachuco in a pretty valley at just over 10,000 feet in elevation. We walked there and back; taxis are also available. There is no admission fee. Hours are currently 9AM to 4 PM, Monday-Sunday. We went on a weekend and there were few visitors there; we were told that during the week, there are often local school groups visiting.

We found the site a pleasant place to spend a couple of hours. As excavation proceeds and as more information becomes available, it will probably become quite compelling.

Thank SteDiaAZ
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