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Batán Grande (Complejo Arqueológico de Sicán)
Batán Grande (Complejo Arqueológico de Sicán)

Batán Grande (Complejo Arqueológico de Sicán)

Batán Grande , Peru

Informacion practica

Batán Grande está a 20 millas al norte de Chiclayo y el viaje hasta allí toma 1.5 horas en transporte público. Sin embargo, como hay muy poca infraestructura, la mayoría de los viajeros lo visitan como parte de un tour privado. También puede visitar la zona a caballo a través del cercano Rancho Santana.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Batán Grande is an ideal spot for history and archaeology buffs.
  • Bring water for snacks, hydration, sun protection, and mosquito repellent.
  • The site is not wheelchair-friendly.
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How to Get There

Batán Grande is located about 35 miles (57 kilometers) north of Chiclayo. Catch a colectivo from Terminal de Epsel at the corner of Av. Oriente and Nicolás de Piérola. You can also visit by horseback through the nearby Santana Ranch. It is advised to come with a guided tour and pair with a visit to Sicán National Museum.

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When to Get There

Open daily year-round, come in the morning or late afternoon to avoid the heat. Chiclayo’s dry season runs from May to September, while the rainy season runs from December to March. Come to the area in June for a festival honoring San Pedro and San Pablo, the patron saints of fishermen and farmers; and in August when locals dance, throw fireworks, and hike to a highland village to mark Cruz de Chalpon.

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Wildcard

Sicán National Museum After the fall of the Moche Empire circa 700 AD, the inhabitants of Lambayeque formed a culture now known as Sicán. Exceptionally skilled in metallurgy as well as a unique form of ceramics, the Sicán metal workers are credited with bringing the Bronze Age to northern Peru. The ceramics, metal work, and tombs they left behind are intriguingly displayed at this museum, which is the perfect complement toxa0 Batán Grande.

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