This archaeological complex belongs to the Wari culture that flourished between the 6th and 11th centuries AD. It’s one of the largest urban centers of ancient Peru, covering an area of approximately 2200 hectares. The main buildings are found in a tight nucleus in the urban center. The site is linked to the Middle Horizon period and the first colonial references date back to the chronicles of Pedro Cieza de León in 1553. The site lies 2750 meters above sea level.

Location Access
Province:Huamanga
Distance:
Time:
22 kilometers
north of the city of
Ayacucho
30 minutes by car
District:Quinua
Locality
Reference:
N/A
Site Details
Entrance Fee:
Opening Hours:
Museum & Other Services
Adults S/.3.00
University
Students
S/.1.00 School
Students
S/.0.50
Monday to Sunday
8:30 – 17:00
On-site museum,
bathrooms and guides