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The World Heritage-listed Archaeological Site of Chavin represents a complex containing ruins and artifacts from the ancient Chavin civilization, which thrived well over two thousand years ago. Excavated in 1919, the site is situated in the High Andes at an altitude of 3,177m (10,423 ft). See terraced temples, main square, underground galleries, and other stone structures built by an advanced pre-Incan culture. Other highlights include animalistic sculptures, megaliths, pottery, and other items exhibited at the onsite museum. Using our custom trip planner, Chavin de Huantar attractions like Archaeological Site of Chavin can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Giovanni VAugust 11, 2017
Si estás en Huaraz y tienes la oportunidad, no debes dejar de visitar Chavín. Este lugar arqueológico es increíble! Visitamos el lugar con niños y en todo momento estuvieron curiosos e interesados... ... more »If you're in Huaraz and have the opportunity, you should not visit Chavin. This archaeological site is incredible! We visited the place with children and at all times was curious and interested... galleries, Pike and heads sculpted are magnificent.
William QAugust 8, 2017
El viaje es largo y toma aproximadamente 2.5h y fuimos de noche ('Chavin Nocturno'). El lugar es fantastico y un lugar que nos muestra un pedacito de nuestra historia. Teniamos un guia (contratado con... more »The journey is long and takes approximately 2.5 h and went at night ('Chavin night'). The place is fantastic and a place that shows us a bit of our history. We had a guide (hired from an agency), which gave us the historical details of great importance. It is fascinating!
Wiki WJuly 22, 2017
Importante ir con guía. No ir en época de lluvias. Espectacular. Complementar con el museo. Sitio arqueológico bien conservado. more »It is important to go with a guide. Do not go in rainy season. Spectacular. Complemented by the Museum. Well preserved archaeological site.
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