When the Inca conquered the Piura region in the middle of the 15th century they imposed their cult of the divinity of the sun, and for this reason covered the original structure with red clay. In 1960, farmers found the original jaguar temple among the roots of a field they were working. It was not until 1988 that the first archaeological investigations were conducted under the direction of the Italian researcher Mario Polia Meconi. Jaguar figures were found carved into three terraces constructed from enormous stone blocks and an upper level of clay.

Location Access
Province:Huancabamba
Distance:
Time:
19 kilometers fro
Huancabamba to
the temple
1 hour 30 minutes
by car and on foot
from
Huancabamba
214 kilometers
from Piura to
Huancabamba
5 hours by bus
from Piura
District:Sondorillo
Locality
Reference:
Caserío de
Mitupampa
Site Details
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Opening Hours:
Museum & Other Services:
Free EntryN/AN/A