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.