Cantalloc Aqueduct, Nazca

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#2 of 7 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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  • October 1, 2017
    I recommend approaching, is not far from Nasca people. Very interesting as they had this system. You can also combine it with Chaullilla cemetery. All agencies do this tour.
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  • September 29, 2017
    In Europe to think in an aqueduct think about the Roman aqueducts (Segovia, Gard...) This is something very different and that leaves you very surprised
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  • September 28, 2017
    Our driver brought us here today after our Nasca flight. This was a cool tourist spot to visit. Lots of cylindrical aquaducts.  more »

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The historic city of Nazca is a regional tourist hub, featuring a good set of accommodations to suit a range of styles and budgets. Primarily located in Zone 3, Nazca's main hotels range from the simple and budget-friendly, to grander, resort-style options, providing an array of amenities including swimming pools, spas, and tour booking services. The pricier and plusher options tend to be newly built, whereas the ones that attract the backpacker crowd are usually set in formerly residential buildings on the town's side streets.
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