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Pachacamac, Lima
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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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  • I hired a tour that picked me up at my hotel. I had a great time there. However, it is very hot at this time of the year. Bring water, hats and comfortable clothes. It was a very interesting place. Th...  more »
  • This year inaugurated the site museum with an architecture adapted to the place and excellent display of the found in the excavations. Very well explained the development of each culture. Is recommended that you hire a guide at the entrance so you explained on the tour, each of the sites. To make the visit should go by car or hire tour in Lima. If they go with older or hard to move, it will be complicated to do the last site visit by descent who have to climb.
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  • Breathtaking there is still this kind of amusement. The Museum is spectacular and the ruins will be increasingly more a measure that it go digging up, a very good job of restoration. Very cute.
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  • Una pequeña pero importante recopilación de lo encontrado en Pachacamac y en sitios arqueológicos cercanos. Muestra la arquitectura, la cerámica, textilería y orfebrería de este importante sitio de peregrinación prehispánico.
  • This is a great site. Very different than the Incan ruins one goes accustomed to on a trip to Peru.
  • Interesting place with lots of history. Its better to do it walking then by car.
  • Lovely place to learn about the Inca period or the history of Peru.
  • Very interesting place