Cantalloc Aqueduct, Nazca

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#2 of 9 in Historic Sites in Ica Region
Cantalloc Aqueduct, an engineering marvel built by the Nazca civilization, remains in operation even today. The mysterious Nazca people were known only for their skillfully designed artifacts and geoglyphs, which makes this attraction a key to understanding their history and heritage. Carrying water from the mountain springs to the dry desert, the spiral subterranean aqueducts formed an impressive irrigation system, most of which still functions. Observe the helix-shaped structures and the stone work that remains from ancient times, or walk down to the bottom of an aqueduct, filled with clear drinkable water. Using our world travel planner, Nazca attractions like Cantalloc Aqueduct can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • These circular wells just mesmerized me. Maybe it was because I'd seen quite a few of the spiral shapes etched onto the Nazca Plain earlier, but there's something so primordial about the shape. And,th...  more »
  • I remain open-mouthed. That fantastic work of hydraulic engineering, to capture the sub soil water and lead it to areas lowest. Beautiful place, very easy access, short walk. I charm!
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  • The Cantalloc aqueducts are a sample of the ancient skill of the ancient inhabitants of Nasca to build 1,500 years ago this wonder of hydraulic engineering that still work to keep water in the villages in the area and irrigate crops Dignos be acquaintances
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