This complex was sanctuary that the Huanca people considered to be their place of origin. They came to dominate the Middle Horizon period, and the Wari State developed into a political dynasty that covered almost half the territory of modern Peru. The name Warivilca or “Huarivilca” has two roots in the quechua language: “huari” meaning old and remote, and “vilca” meaning sanctuary or altar.

Location Access
Province: Huancayo
6 kilometers south
of Huancayo
15 to 20 minutes
by bus or car
District: Huancán
Site Details
Entrance Fee:
Opening Hours:
Museum & Other Services:
Adults S/2.00
Students S/1.00
Children S/.0.50
8:00 – 17:00 On-site museum,
bathrooms and guides