Archaeological Site of Chavin, Chavin de Huantar

#2 of 8 in Historic Sites in Ancash Region
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. A visit to Archaeological Site of Chavin represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Chavin de Huantar itinerary builder tool to plot your vacation.
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  • We made a day trip from Huaraz. Chavin, spot at 4900m above sea level. Worth to be done with stop at Querococha Lake (impressed). Chavin is part of the Peruvian history before Inca time. You like it o...  more »
  • The monument is very well preserved. The visit to the Museum must be done before to understand the site.
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  • Really worth to be done. Interesting place high in the mountains. You go up to 4900m. The road from Huaraz to Chavin is very beautiful. Marvelous lake on the way to Chavin. Takes one full day. We enjo...  more »

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