A huaca is a sacred place, a place where religious ceremonies are held. In the Rimac valley, where Lima is located, there are more than fifty of these sites, the area was inhabited by several peoples before the arrival of the Spaniards in Peru, sometimes by several at the same time.
In your visit to Lima, you will surely go through a Huaca in any part of the city, either involuntarily or because you are interested. It is definitely worth taking a look at that site.
The Huaca Huantille is a pyramid-shaped structure (a pyramid that is not really understood as a pyramid, but in this case it suggests that the Huaca has several floors that are smaller towards the top with an access ramp and several rooms and terraces.
The different elements emerged over the centuries. The Huaca Huantille was founded around 900 d. In the Ichma culture, in the mid-15th century, the Incas conquered the Rímac valley and, therefore, the buildings carried out more construction work. Today the site is 1,000 square meters, which corresponds to approximately one third of the original area. Due to this size, it is also assumed that the Huaca served as a fortress, among other things. The best preserved is the east side, where the pyramidal structure of the Huaca is particularly clear.