Chavín de huantar
Chavín de Huántar Archaeological Complex
Also called the Chavín Castle or the Chavín Temple, an extraordinary archaeological site (1000 – 200 BC), located in a narrow glacial valley, between the Nevados Huascarán (6 768 m) and Huandoy (6,160 m south peak), it was the main center of worship and urban of the Chavín Culture, with the oldest buildings in Peru built in carved stone that no other culture has been able to overcome in architectural techniques. The Old Temple has a group of underground galleries that open an access road to the Lanzón room, an impressive monolithic sculpture. The complex has reception rooms and pyramidal structures built with huge stone blocks.