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La Catedral, Paracas

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#4 of 8 in Nature in Ica Region
Once a striking natural bridge over the dramatic coastline, La Catedral sustained damage during a 2007 earthquake. Although the cave and full arch collapsed, what remains of the stone arch still cuts a striking profile along the Paracas National Reserve coast. Take a camera along to capture the avian wildlife that flock to the area, as well as the stunning juxtaposition between the azure waves and jagged yellow stone. Before you head to Paracas, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Paracas tour itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Paracas has to offer, including La Catedral.
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  • The views from where we were are breathtaking. This is well worth a visit - usually through a tour of the Natural Reserve.  more »
  • Great rock formation in the ocean, and coastline. Unfortunately the recent earthquake has destroyed part of the arch, however it is still a stunning site to explore. Follow my #30somethinggapyear on I...  more »
  • Just a very interesting place where you see sand in all colors and how the rock formation have formed. Great place for pictures,  more »
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