An administrative, urban and military center that dates from the Inca era (Late Horizon 1440-1532), Tambo Colorado takes its name from the union of the quechua word “tampu,” which means resting place, and the Spanish term “colorado,” from the presence of red, white and yellow paint used to decorate its adobe walls. The site covers and area of 12000m2. Of its 6 sectors, sector 2 merits special attention. It’s known as the Fort, and is the best preserved of the ruins.

Location Access
Province:Pisco
Distance:
Time:
45 kilometers from
the city of Pisco
30 minutes by car
260 kilometers
from Lima
3 hours 30 minutes
District:N/A
Locality
Reference:
At KM 45 on the
Los Libertadores
Highway
Site Details
Entrance Fee:
Opening Hours:
Museum & Other Services:
Adults S/.7.50
Seniors S/.3.00
Students
S/.2.00 Children
S/.1.00
Monday to Sunday
8:00 – 16:00
N/A