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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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  • We enjoyed our visit, especially the well-designed museum. We had a private tour guide so we were able to learn more and really appreciate the site. The site was rather hot and dusty. Be sure to bring...  more »
  • It is an archaeological site that preserves history and enclosures that our ancestors used and in which feels good vibes by being close to the sea of Pachacamac.
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  • Ruins in the desert on the outskirts of Lima. A bus is changed one hour and a half. Could put off if I just went through the wall but outside could see. Not close to, sorry. What is remains off.
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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