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Pachacamac, Lima

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Ruin Religious Site
Walk through the remains of an important Inca settlement that thrived for more than 1,300 years at Pachacamac, an archaeological site a short drive southeast of Lima. Originally dedicated to Pacha Kamaq, the Inca god believed to have created the Earth, the site remains a work in progress, with archaeological digs and restoration projects expected to continue for years. Once the restorations are completed, the ruins are expected to look significantly more impressive to visitors. Climb to the ruined settlement's centerpiece, a sun temple offering sweeping view over the sea. Plan to visit Pachacamac during your Lima vacation using our convenient Lima trip itinerary planner.
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  • Walk around and receive impressions of that ancient beatuiful place near Lima. It is a very good location... Mainly if you are not going anywhere else in Peru.  more »
  • Náhua cultures in a single place. Very interesting archaeological work. It is advisable to arrange guided tour is really worthwhile. Problems: there is no valid public transportation and the Museum shop does not accept cards. A shame have beautiful local crafts.
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  • It is a unique, magical and indescribable and essential visit when they walk in the city of Lima, is located about 15 minutes leaving lima on the Panamerican highway. You can walk, check the site Museum and especially admire the ruins. The only problem is that since 2008 with the new administration tourists not can enter homes to nothing or the pyramids only in the surrounding area. But it is not only because of the new administration is little awareness and little appreciation for heritage care nothing do not protect anything that sad see grated... in short, but ultimately still is a place to visit and hopefully with the respect that it deserves.
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