mask_of_sicanOn the northern coast, 33 km north of the city of Chiclayo, in the valley of La Leche is Valley of the Pyramids of Tucume, building complex consisting of 26 pyramids adobe or “huacas” (temples), nearly 40 meters high, extending over 220 ha, which sorround the large hill known as Purgatory, where you get an impressive panoramic view.
Studies indicate that the first buildings were made 700 AD years, starting as the seat of culture Lambayeque and after becoming a Important centre which increased its regional power under the occupation of cultures Chimu (1375 -1470 AD) and Inca (1470 – 1532 AD), successively.
The structures date back to different periods and used to denote different roles political, administrative, social, religious and craft. They temples, warehouses, courtyards, rooms and halls with walls decorated with reliefs.
pyramid tucume claimThousands of mud used in its construction presents brands with points and / or blades it follows that the development of the same, could be a tribute to the job different population groups. The pyramid that stands out most is Huaca Long, the largest of South America, which is approximately 700 m long, 280 m wide and 30 m high.
Other attractions include:
Historic Sanctuary Forest Pómac, Ferreñafe, 35 km southeast Chiclayo, which includes valuable dry forests with interesting flora and fauna in the area Archaeological Batan Grande, where he found the tomb of the Lord of Sican (House of Moon Muchik language), also known as Lambayeque culture and which developed between the eighth century and XII. The complex covers 20 pyramids or “huacas” who worked as temples, houses, cemeteries elite and craft workshops.
Altitude
At sea level. tucume piramides
Getting there
By air: daily flights from Lima (50 minutes) from Trujillo (15 minutes).
By land: Buses by the Panamerican highway from Lima, 775 km (10 hours); from Trujillo,
210 km (3 hours). Since the city of Chiclayo can take up public transport
Tucume, 35 km (30 minutes); until Lambayeque, 12 km (10 minutes); until Ferreñafe, 18 km
(20 minutes). It is also possible to hire special buses to carry out various tourist
Routes, especially Chaparrí.
Lodging
Lima offers up to 4-star hotels, hostels up to 3 stars in Lambayeque; piramides de tucumebasic accommodation in the towns of Tucume and Ferreñafe.
Activities
Archaeology, bird watching, surfing, sport fishing and horses in cattail Pimentel, horseback riding in the forest Pómac.
Tourist Services
Services full restaurant in Chiclayo and Lambayeque. Transportation (car, minibus, bus), guided tours and transportation contracted from Lima.
Minimum
2 days to visit museums and Sican Tucume; 2 extra days to visit other attractions in the area.
Recommendations ruinas de tucume
Wear sunscreen and comfortable shoes.
Nearby attractions
National Sican Museum, located at 18 km from Ferreñafe Chiclayo. It exhibits an important sample of the Sican culture or Lambayeque, with samples of pottery and important work precious metals, as well as the recreation of tombs.
Sanctuary Forest Pómac, which is located at the archaeological complex of Sican culture. Stresses for its wildlife, with plenty of mesquite trees (Prosopis July flora).
Season / Weather
Heat moderate almost always strong heat from December to April.
Feasts
frisos sicanHoly Cross Chalpón (August 5): religious holiday of great roots in northern Peru. Mr Cautivo of Monsefu (September 14): patronal feast of the people of Monsefu, Where he worships the image of Christ that comes in procession.
Fair Children’s Miracle City Eten (15 to 21 July).
Restaurants
Cebiche: fillet of fish cut into pieces and cooked with lemon, onion and chili silt.
Omelet stripe: tortilla made with eggs and soaked dried bay.
Chinguirito: cebiche prepared with dried meat fish guitar.
Dry kid with beans: goat stew tender, mash in improvement of chicha (corn liquor mash).
Rice duck with the chiclayana: tender duck meat cooked with cilantro and black beer.
Chirimpico: stew menudencia kid seasoned.
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