Visit Marcahuamachuco

If you don't know what to visit, don't think twice, visit the archaeological complex of Marcahuamachuco.

What is Marcahuamachuco?

Marcahuamachuco is an archaeological site located in the northern highlands of Peru, in the La Libertad region. It was an important regional centre of the Moche culture and later of the Wari culture, between approximately 400-1100 CE. The site includes a complex of monumental structures, including pyramids, plazas and temples, which were built using a combination of stone and adobe. The structures feature intricate carvings and reliefs depicting war scenes, ritual sacrifices and other aspects of Moche and Wari life. Marcahuamachuco was rediscovered in the early 20th century by Peruvian archaeologist Julio Tello, and has since been the subject of extensive archaeological research. The site is considered one of the most important archaeological discoveries in Peru and provides valuable information about the culture and history of the Moche and Wari civilisations.

Imagen de Marcahuamachuco
Marcahuamachuco

How to get there?

Marcahuamachuco is an archaeological site located in the department of La Libertad, Peru. To get to Marcahuamachuco, there are several options:

  1. By car: From Trujillo, you can take the road to the highlands along the Panamericana Norte until you reach the city of Huamachuco. From there, continue along the road to Marcahuamachuco.
  2. By bus: Buses from Trujillo to Huamachuco can be found at the Trujillo Transport Terminal. From Huamachuco, you can take a taxi or a mototaxi to get to Marcahuamachuco.
  3. By tour: There are several tour companies in Trujillo that offer guided tours to Marcahuamachuco. These tours usually include transportation and a tour guide.

It is important to bear in mind that the road to Marcahuamachuco is dirt and can be difficult to walk, especially in the rainy season. It is also recommended to wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes, as the area is located at an altitude of more than 3,500 metres above sea level and temperatures can be low.

Now that you know the place, visit Marcahuamachuco.

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