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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Pachacamac and other Lima attractions using our handy Lima online tour itinerary builder .
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  • The long promenade throughout the ruins is very nice and impressive. The site has been very well restored.  more »
  • Map location and Uber link are incorrect. TripAdvisor please correct and compensate for guiding to wrong place further outside - side itself is 5 points  more »
  • Pachacamac. Ruins just outside the town of lima, about 1 hour. We went to Mirabus, 75 soles within 4 hours. Place away, barren, in the middle of a desert. Date of the pre-Inca period. Museum. Worth it or not, depends on the individual.
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