The complex sits on the ridge of a rocky peak and its facade is a wall covered with about 400 stones, carved to represent two columns of approaching warriors. Interspersed between them are depictions of people to be sacrificed amid amputated limbs. There’s still debate over what these figures mean, but their style is unlike any other stone carvings found in Peru. Archaeologists believe that the interior of this structure was built first, from adobe and stone, and then the stone carvings were laid on the outside.

Location Access
Province:Casma
Distance:
Time:
5 kilometers
southeast of
Casma
10 minutes from
Casma
370 kilometers
from Lima to
Casma
4 hours from Lima
to Casma
District:Casma
Locality
Reference:
N/A
Site Details
Entrance Fee:
Opening Hours:
Museum & Other Services:
Adults S/.5.50
Students
S/.3.00 Children
S/.1.00
Monday to Sunday
9:00 – 17:00
On-site museum,
signage