Huaca de la Luna and Huaca del Sol


Member Rating 4 out of 5 by jurgen on November 11, 2000

From a distance they look like pyramid-shaped mountains in an open desert plain, but when you come closer you'll see that they are man-made. The Moche culture created these pyramids. The largest of the two pyramids is the Huaca del Sol; it used to be about 45 meters in height. The two pyramids were built out of adobe brick and were used for religious ceremonies. It is believed that thousands of people--probably enemies from other coastal communities--were sacrified in very cruel ceremonies there. You can enter the Huaca de la Luna; the entrance fee is 5 sol. There is not much left to see here, but it is still worth the 5 sol.
Huaca del Sol y la Luna
near Las Delicias Beach
Trujillo, Peru

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