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The North Coast and Northern Highlands Sights

Huaca Esmeralda

  • Huanchaco Hwy., 2 km (1¼ miles) west of Trujillo Map It
  • Trujillo
  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Updated 09/15/2014

Fodor's Review

Much like the other Chimú pyramids, the most interesting aspects of the ruins are the carved friezes, un-restored and in their original state. The images include fish, seabirds, waves, and fishing nets, all central to the life of the Chimú. Like other Chimú pyramids on the northern coast, the ancient temple mound of Huaca Esmeralda, or the Emerald Pyramid, is believed to have served as a religious ceremonial center. The pyramid is in an area that's dangerous for unaccompanied

tourists, so go with a guide.

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Sight Information

Address:

Huanchaco Hwy., 2 km (1¼ miles) west of Trujillo, Trujillo, Peru

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Phone:

/No phone

Sight Details:

  • S/20, includes admission to Chán Chán, Huaca Arco Iris, and Museo del Sitio; ticket valid for 48 hours
  • Daily 9–4

Updated 09/15/2014

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