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Address: Autopista Antigua Panamericana Sur km 31 | Close to Lurin, Lima 16, Peru
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Located only 31 kilometers from Lima, these ancient ruins are all that...

Located only 31 kilometers from Lima, these ancient ruins are all that remain of an important religious center that was constructed more than 1,000 years before the Inca Empire.

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Private Tour: Pachacamac Archaeological Site Including Barranco District

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Amazing archeological site outside of Lima

This is an amazing site about 20-30 minutes south of downtown Lima. The topography blew me away! I felt like I was in the Middle East. Sand is everywhere and this a very arid... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2014
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North Carolina
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

This is an amazing site about 20-30 minutes south of downtown Lima. The topography blew me away! I felt like I was in the Middle East. Sand is everywhere and this a very arid environment. These temples are amazing and well preserved thanks to to this environment. Enjoyed this vast area of history and climbed to the top of the... More 

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North Arlington, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Great archeological site, very interesting all the history in this site. Our guide Carmen was very great, she knew tons of history and information from these ruins and she had lots of patients with our picture taking. It's not that far from main Lima, it has a cafeteria on site and museum also. Great arts and crafts to buy right... More 

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Lima, Peru
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Huge religious and administrative pre-Hispanic center. Get a guide. You can drive in and between each part of the site which is a good idea unless you like long hot walks. Restoration is slow but they have been able to recover enough so that you get a good idea of what to must have been like. Small museum that has... More 

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Athens GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2014

This interesting complex of temples and pyramids is reminiscent of the Yucatan peninsula, but the structures at Pachacamac are composed of dried adobe bricks. These pyramids have sustained through time because of the remarkably arid conditions, as infrequent rains do not occur often enough to dissolve the bricks. Shifting sands deposited over time have covered much of the extensive grounds,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2014

We came early in the morning and were impressed by the sheer scope of the place. We had a great tour guide who showed us the most important places. Even climbed to the the top of one temple. Saw several excavators at work. Did not realize that there so many Inca ruins in Peru.

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Newcastle, california, USA
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

This place was amazing and they do a great job of showing you around. There were four of us on this outing and we had our own personal tour guide who got in the car with us and showed us the different pyramids and gravesites, temples, and housing areas. Very interesting stuff and she spoke both Spanish and English, which... More 

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Reviewed 5 February 2014

We were really glad we visited this site. It is an active dig site with a small museum. There are good examples of Incan architecture. There is also a portion of the North-South Trail that connects other religious sites with this site. We could not go to the big site, Machu Picchu, so this was good second. As Bekah23 stated,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2014

The museum is interesting, with lots of great information not only about the archeological findings in the area but in a larger context. The guide we hired was perfectly bilingual and gave us the tour in English. She was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of extra information about tales and beliefs about the area. The ruins are great.... More 

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Reviewed 4 January 2014

I found this to be a very interesting place, awesome that you can see, desert, ocean and Andes all in one view.

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Melbourne, Florida
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

You have to travel a little to get there but worth it. Very interesting ruins. Use one of the local guides attached to the museum, very informative.

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