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Historic sites in Peru

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If you’re looking to explore Historic Sites in Peru and the surrounding area then you can explore our interactive map above or navigate further by using the links below.

There’s a fantastic selection of  Historic Sites in Peru and you can plan some great things to see on your trips by browsing our selection. Once you’ve explored the  Historic Sites in Peru you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan out your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook.

Our database of historic sites is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know of other  Historic Sites in Peru, you can always add them to Historvius now by visiting our upload page.

Historical sites in Peru : Editor's Picks

  • Machu Picchu 1. Machu Picchu
    Machu Picchu is one of the world’s best preserved Inca sites, located in Peru and protected by UNESCO.
    Photo by szeke (cc)

  • Inca Trail 2. Inca Trail
    The Inca Trail is a famous hiking route which winds through Inca sites in Peru including Machu Picchu.
    Photo by geoced (cc)

  • Chan Chan 3. Chan Chan
    Chan Chan in Peru was the capital of the Chimu civilisation and is a UNESCO listed site.
    Photo by Bruno Girin (cc)

Historical sites in Peru: Site Index

  • Cahuachi Cahuachi
    Cahuachi is an ancient site of the Nazca civilization in Peru.
    Photo by Václav Synáček (cc)

  • Casa de la Emancipacion Casa de la Emancipacion
    Casa de la Emancipacion was the site where Peru planned and declared its independence from Spain.
    Photo by Veronique Debord (cc)

  • Cerro Patapo Cerro Patapo
    Cerro Patapo was the site of a city of the Wari civilisation only discovered in 2008.

  • Chauchilla Cemetery Chauchilla Cemetery
    Chauchilla Cemetery is a fascinating ancient burial ground with Peru’s largest display of mummified bodies in their original graves.
    Photo by sancho_panza (cc)

  • Choquequirao Choquequirao
    Choquequirao is a little known Incan city in the south of Peru which is similar to the far more famous Machu Picchu.
    Photo by Miradas.com.br (cc)

  • El Brujo El Brujo
    El Brujo is an early Chimu archaeological site in Peru.
    Photo by Veronique Debord (cc)

  • Kuelap Kuelap
    Kuelap is an imposing 9th century fortress, once the stronghold of the Chachapoyas people.
    Photo by morrissey (cc)

  • Llactapata Llactapata
    Often confused with the ruins of Patallacta, Llactapata contains the remains of a small Inca complex near Machu Picchu.

  • Museo de los Descalzos Museo de los Descalzos
    The Museo de los Descalzos is a Franciscan convent and museum with a large collection of religious paintings which was founded in the late 16th century.
    Photo by Luigi Guarino (cc)

  • Museum Manuel Chavez Ballón Museum Manuel Chavez Ballón
    Museum Manuel Chavez Ballón is the museum of the famous Machu Picchu site.

  • Nazca Lines Nazca Lines
    The Nazca Lines are ancient earth drawings in Peru and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

  • Ollantaytambo Ruins Ollantaytambo Ruins
    Ollantaytambo boasts the remains of an ancient Inca fortress and temple complex.
    Photo by mckaysavage (cc)

  • Patallacta Patallacta
    A large Inca site near Machu Picchu, Patallacta contains the hillside remains of dozens of walled houses and other buildings.
    Photo by Claire Taylor (cc)

  • Phuyupatamarca Phuyupatamarca
    One of the most picturesque stops on the Inca Trail, Phuyupatamarca is a well preserved Inca ruin which sits over 11,000 feet above sea level.
    Photo by Claire Taylor (cc)

  • Pisac Ruins Pisac Ruins
    The ruins are Pisac are the remains of an impressive Inca settlement which was abandoned in the 1530s.
    Photo by Ivan Mlinaric (cc)

  • Royal Sipan Tombs Royal Sipan Tombs
    The Sipan Tomb Museum holds the treasures of the 4th century tomb of the Moche Lord of Sipan.

  • The Moche Temples The Moche Temples
    The Moche Temples are two ancient adobe pyramid temples in Peru.

  • Winaywayna Winaywayna
    Winaywayna is an Inca site in Peru near Machu Picchu.
    Photo by fortes (cc)

  • Yalape Yalape
    Built around 1100 AD, Yalape contain the ruins of an ancient Chachapoyan city. Though largely overgrown, it contains the remains of a huge urban settlement.
    Photo by clandestino_20 (cc)

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