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Cahuachi, Nazca

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#3 of 6 in Historic Sites in Ica Region
Explore Cahuachi, an archeological site believed to be a ceremonial center of the mysterious Nazca culture. Discovered in 1922, the site contains numerous pyramids made out of adobe clay, thought to have served as platforms for various religious rituals, burials, and offerings. Roam the vast complex by yourself or on a guided tour, and view the pyramids, temples, and tombs--many of which have been robbed by gravediggers. Learn about the ancient Nazca civilization that inhabited these parts and the ceremonial site, still waiting to be completely excavated and explored. To visit Cahuachi on your holiday in Nazca, and find out what else Nazca has to offer, use our Nazca travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Ideal to learn more about the culture is born, it is about 40 minutes from the city, is a great city which is being excavated nowadays, you can see an imposing central pyramid.
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  • August 7, 2017
    The site is too far from the main road. To get there it takes about 40 minutes by bus on a dirt road. The buildings found are few and half in ruins so much that many were rebuilt giving a modern effect hardly believable.
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  • August 6, 2017
    Few people, for one of the most wonderful of Nazca. It's worth the visit. It is a little far, but everything is amazing.
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