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Cantalloc Aqueduct, Nazca

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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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  • Another great surprise very closed to Nazca city centre. It is a millennial year all aqueduct that the Nazca tribes built to bring the very scarce water from the mountains to the city. An incredible p...  more »
  • If you have the means to get here (we were driving a rented car but it would be possible to get a taxi from Nazca as it is only about four miles away - ask it to wait), this is well worth a visit. Exc...  more »
  • Well worth a visit. This system of getting water to the people and for irrigation of the crops is very interesting and very old. Las Agujas de Cantalloc nearby point to where the water comes from the ...  more »