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Fantastic ruins. Do not miss.

A great deal of restoration has been done at this site recently, and the ruins are quite... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2018
Meighan D
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Chicago, Illinois
Interesting Huari site in need of more interpretation

Also spelled Wiraqochapampa, this is a 42-hectare Huari site, constructed between 650-900 C.E... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2017
SteDiaAZ
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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.

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