Site Museum and Archaeological Sanctuary of Pachacamac, Lima

Religious Site · Ruin
Walk through the remains of an important Inca settlement that thrived for more than 1,300 years at Site Museum and Archaeological Sanctuary of 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 Site Museum and Archaeological Sanctuary of Pachacamac and other Lima attractions using our handy Lima online tour itinerary builder.
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  • These pre-Inka and Inka ruins are in good shape and as well-restored as any in Peru. The altitude is above 11,000 feet, so be advised. This is where the virgins were raised for human sacrifice. San....  more »
  • Hired a taxi for the day and went out to Pachacamac.....reallylovely ride out from Lima and fabtetric visit to the desert ruins. For sure....they are ruins but such an interesting visit to this...  more »
  • Went with Monica Tours and she and Lily made it come alive! Excavations still happening, fascinating. This is out of Lima proper and a local guide is very helpful.  more »
  • These are the Pre Inka ruins.Pachacamac was a center of prayer and worshipping. The history of this place is very interesting.The museum is very detailed and they have interpreters and guides for the tour at a very reasonable price.There is plenty parking,clean restrooms,a nice shop and a coffee shop or a place that you can get non alcoholic drink.It is extremely hot,sun protective lotion and clothing is recommended.You will not regret to visit this place.EVEN my grandchildren were impressed and want to go back.
  • This site is so beautiful because it describes a part of our history, and our culture.
  • This place has excellent views and really interesting history. Make sure to bring sunscreen, a hat and comfy shoes because it gets really hot as it is dessert. We did part of the tour with a car, so that saved us a lot of walking. The guide jumped in our car with us and showed us where to stop to go for a walk to see the different areas of the city.
  • Sacred Archaeological site. You need a private car to reach this place!
  • Nice museum, main area closed, but what we saw was nice.

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