Part of the Lima PreColombina series
It was not as important or majestic as the other huacas that once stood nearby, specifically those of the grand Limatambo not far away, but at least it breaks the mould of the modern district of San Borja, a district only a little more than 30 years old, built over the farm land that once surrounded this, the Huaca San Borja.
Located on Avenida Canada where it meets Avenida de la Arqueología, not far from Avenida San Luis, this pyramidal structure’s age outstrips everything else in San Borja, save the río surco, by at least 500 years. It was built by the Ichma, the culture that inhabited the valley after Wari influence faded and before the Incas arrived, between 900A.D. and 1470A.D.
Being such a minor religious and administrative site probably played some part in its survival during the Spanish colonial era, and being out in the middle of nowhere, in what was farmland until just 40 years ago, is why it is still here today to be preserved and studied.