The Central Highlands Travel Guide

The Central Highlands Sights


  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Published 02/07/2017

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This ruined temple was built by the pre-Inca Huanca culture between 800 and 1200 AD. It consists of stone walls enclosing cells where captives were held prior to being sacrificed, as well as underground conduits to bring water to the region—you can still see the sacred spring that flows through the channels, the spring that legend says gave rise to the foreparents of the Huanca people. Several mummies have been discovered at the site. The closest village is Huari, which has a little museum on the main square with ceramic figures, pottery, and a few bones and skulls.

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Published 02/07/2017


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