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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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  • Pachacamac is a vaste pre-Inca/Inca site 30 km or so south of central Lima. It is well worth visiting in order to get an idea of what the old costal temple sites in Peru were like. If you don't have t...  more »
  • We had lunch at the Resturant overlooking this site and it was fantastic. I think it would be stunning at night when lit up.  more »
  • Not much to see. Dusty dirty. Most of the ruins are that,ruins due to construction with mud brick vs stone of other fantastic places like Machu Picchu. We did the day trip which included the Paso hors...  more »