Chavin de Huantar Full day, in Huaraz Peru
Chavin de Huantar Archaeological Complex »Cultural Heritage of Humanity» is located on the eastern slopes of Cordillera Blanca at 3180 meters above sea level, between the Mosna and Huacheqsa rivers, where you can visit the different temples (truncated pyramids) and their different galleries , squares, stairs, thus being able to appreciate the only Clava Head, the Lanzón, the Tello Obelisk and the Raimondo Stele these two in their place of origin, this complex fulfilled the role of administrative center and cult towards their gods represented in stones in high relief.
Chavín, earliest highly developed culture in pre-Columbian Peru, which flourished between about 900 and 200 BC. During this time Chavín artistic influence spread throughout the northern and central parts of what is now Peru.
Chavin de Huantar Valley in the Peruvian Andes, was the major ceremonial center of the Chavin. religion in the Chavín culture was polytheistic, they worshiped large animals such as snakes with hair and long fangs. Another of their deities was food represented by an alligator and the underworld illustrated with an anaconda.In tours Chavin de Huantar, you can also visit the Site Museum, this is the Tello Obelisk, ceramics and various nail heads. This complex dates from 1500 to 500 A.C.
Duration: full day.
Grade: Easy, tour by car.
Start: 9:00 am
Return: 5:00 pm
Availability: All year.
Altitude maximum: 4530m. Tunnel cahuish.