We will visit the Archaeological Sanctuary of Pachacamac, just 30 km south of Lima. It was built in adobe with view to the sea and the Lurin River valley. It was a pilgrimage site for many cultures that inhabited ancient Peru. Upon arrival of the Incas, the complex was adapted to become an administrative center, respecting and adapting the local constructions.
There you’ll find the Temple of the Sun, the Acllahuasi, the Palace of Taurichumbi, and the Pilgrimage Plaza, among others. We will also visit the Site Museum to get a better insight and appreciate the salvaged remnants of the area.
The Gold Museum
Then we will visit the private collection of Mr. Mujica Gallo, a person who during his lifetime collaborated with the recovery of Peru’s historical heritage, mainly of the cultures in northern Peru. He set up the Peruvian Gold Museum Foundation, where over 2,000 pieces of gold, silver and brass belonging to the Mochica, Chimu and Inca cultures are displayed.
Among the most precious treasures are nose pieces, pots and utensils for religious purposes, as well as some mummies. There is also a room where Inca and Paracas textiles are displayed, as well as pottery and some garments. Among the oddities of the place, you can find the collection “Weapons of the World”, considered to one of the best of the kind as it treasures some relics of important characters in world history.