Climbing an Inner City Shrine

by hopesfrenzy

Huaca Pucllana stands in the heart of the Miraflores district of Lima Рthe culture and artist center of the city. Huaca is the Quechua word for shrine, and Pucllana is the name given to this partially excavated complex that served as an religious and administrative place.

Mariel and I, along with our new friends found at the hostel we were staying at, took a taxi to the shrine and embarked on a short journey back through time to the coastal region.

We climbed the pyramid, learned about textiles and ceramics and got to stroll through their mini-farm.

Guinea Pigs, or cuy in Quechua, are a wild animal in Peru and also a delicacy of sorts. Luckily I only stumbled upon one of the cute animals on a dinner plate whilst in Peru – and that was one too many.

What struck me about this view is the juxtaposition (see this post for Dublin’s comparison). The quiet, buried ruins next to the bustling life of the city. It was a beautiful moment.


Sightseeing with Mariel and friends
Location: Huaca Pucllana, Miraflores, Lima, Peru

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