Mission and Vision


Supported by a committed and qualified team will turn to El Brujo in a fascinating destination for all visitors and a source of new knowledge for humanity , promoting through it , the sustainability of the archaeological site as well as the development of communities living in its area of influence.


Because of its strategic location and its 14 000 years of continuous occupation, El Brujo will become the overnight midpoint of the Moche Route between La Libertad and Lambayeque; and so it will take advantage of its tourism potential to generate knowledge and social development for the community.

The complex in numbers

The museum in numbers




Is created and starts work.

The Wiese Foundation, founded by Don Augusto N. Wiese Eslava, began its work in 1960

Chan-Chan Chan Chan is proclaimed “World Cultural  Heritage”  

UNESCO has given it well-deserved recognition. Chan Chan is made up of ten small walled citadels, some pyramids, canals, cemeteries and other pyramids. It was the capital of the Chimu kingdom, which was a Pre-Incan culture that expanded along the northern coastal region.

imag1987Discovery Of the Lord of Sipán.

In 1987, Walter Alva discovers the tomb of the Lord of Sipán. This discovery sparked global interest and was important news for Peruvians. This discovery is among the ten most important of the 20th Century.

imag1990Work commences on the El Brujo Project.                                                      

Led by Guillermo Wiese and Régulo Franco, work began on the El Brujo Archaeological Project, which has been fully financed by the Fundación Wiese, in partnership with the Ministry of Culture, to this very day.

imag2005Discovery  of the Lady of Cao.

Over the course of six months of detailed and expert work, they unveiled the funerary bundle and discovered the unbroken skin of this Mochica ruler, covered in mystery: her body was tattooed with figures that are both beautiful and symbolic. Tourism of the El Brujo Archaeological Complex started to expand in this period.

imag2007The Lady of Cao for the world

An agreement with PromPeru, makes it possible for the Lady of Cao to be exhibit at international tourism fairs.


Cao Museum the gates of the Cao Museum, a modern museum that exhibits the most emblematic of recent times discovery: The intact of the Lady of Cao body as well as objects with 5000 years of history


District of Magdalena de Cao.With the support of Minka ONG and MINCETUR, the architecture and the square of Magdalena de Cao was remodeled, directly benefiting the residents of the district.

imag2012Actions to drive the sustainable development of Magdalena de Cao

  1. Formalization of the Moche Route Committee.
  2. Inauguration of the road connecting the Northern Pan-American Highway to the District of Magdalena de Cao.
  3. Film Presentation “The Lady of Cao: The mystery of the tattooed mummy”.
  4. Initiate COPESCO work project.

imag2013Film: Moche Route

This video shows that choose to spend a few days in the northern coast of Peru means be immersed in an universe where you can identify yourself, immersed in a place where you can visit the archaeological sites that had amazed the entire world and where you can have the experience of the Moche traditions by first hand




The new ” Tourist Circuit of Marine Friezes ”

With the support of MINCETUR and COPESCO, the roofs of the south upper platform of Huaca Cao Viejo were renewed.



Tourism project “From my land a product”

With the support of MINCETUR and the people of Magdalena de Cao, he remodeled the House of Culture and the main streets of Magdalena de Cao.


Reconstruction of the face of the Lady of Cao

Thanks to 3D technology, it was possible to reconstruct the face of the Lady of Cao and an exact replica of her mummified body was made.

General Information

INFORMATION: Lima: (511) 611 4343 anexo 127 / El Brujo: (511) 939 326 240
CAO STORE: (511) 990 303 730   / Magdalena De Cao, La Libertad, Perú
info@elbrujo.pe / info.elbrujo@fundacionwiese.com