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“inca ruin” (4 reviews)
“small museum” (4 reviews)
“graffiti” (3 reviews)
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Libertadores 880, Humay, Peru
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an interesting place to visit if you have a guide. The explanation of rooms and the civilization that lived here is not explained on plaques. There is a small museum next to the ruins but there isn’t enough details. Be warned it is...More

Thank fizzy1991
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

Tambo Colorado is unusual Inca Ruin as it is made with adobe brick as opposed to granite blocks. A Tambo in the Inca culture was a place where travellers would be housed and fed by the Inca state. This site was much more elaborate and...More

Thank FunOnly
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Some ten miles from the Peru Atlantic coast and from the city of Ica, this imposing ceremonial center stands. Historians and archaeologists point us it was founded by the Incas at the end of the 15th century, in a region previously controlled by the "Chincha"...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2017

This was a very interesting ruins to visit. It was very different from other ruins I have visited. One of the great features, is that you are allowed to walk thru and climb around all the ruins. I hope this continues, but of course that...More

1  Thank mcginthy
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Reviewed 31 March 2016

Near by is the Pisco River that you can see and hear from the fortress. There niches in the walls that have traces of red, yellow and white pigment that represented the colors of the sunset. The fortress "functioned as the throne for the Inca...More

1  Thank epuya
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Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

The ruins is amazing. Walk on the site makes us like flying back over centuries ago. long journey from paracas is paid when we arrive here. Please prepare your hat as here is hot. Will be better if you come here already know the history...More

2  Thank Gede_Dana
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Reviewed 19 January 2016

Even though this place is a ruin, it is a must see place. You can arrive at this place and feel like stepping back in time imagining how it once was. It is well preserved with traces of the paint still there. It is a...More

1  Thank Brisbane41
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Reviewed 29 December 2015

A very interesting and very old site. There is enough there to make you wonder what went on. Great place for the imagination to run wild. Highly recommend that you read up on the place prior to going there. The guides are reasonably knowledgeable, but...More

Thank prefbid60
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Reviewed 26 December 2015

We went there on a Princess cruise tour. The bus ride there was fine, air conditioned, comfortable seats. There was clean rest rooms and a small museum/gift store. Plus there are local vendors set up in the parking lot. The ruins are extensive, well maintained...More

2  Thank Mark T
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

Tambo Colorado was an Incan administrative center dating from the 15th century. It overlooks the Pisco river valley and is about 1 hour drive east of Pisco. It is a vast complex of buildings and courtyards mostly in good condition. It was built primarily of...More

Thank George S
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Dianne J
6 February 2017|
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Response from Brun066 |
Hi, you can hire a car. Tour or guide not needed, just a driver. Use a good guidebook to understand the ruins.
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