The North Coast and Northern Highlands Sights



Paramonga Review

With its seven defensive walls, the gigantic fortress at Paramonga is worth a look. A small museum has interesting displays on Chimú culture. The archaeological site sits just off the Pan-American Highway, about 3 km (2 mi) north of the turnoff for Huaraz. For a few dollars you can take a taxi to the ruins from the nearby town of Barranca.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Pan-American Hwy., Barranca | Map It
  • Phone: /
  • Cost: S/5
  • Hours: Daily 8–6
  • Location: Barranca
Updated: 09-07-2012

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