The Chandelier, Paracas

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Try to unravel a mystery that has long stumped historians at The Chandelier. Carved into a sandstone slope around 2,000 years ago, the massive geoglyph depicts a three-armed candelabra, whose significance remains a topic of debate. Some experts believe the symbol to be related to similar iconography found hundreds of miles away in Nazca, although the larger connection between the two places remains a mystery. Take a boat tour of the Ballestas Islands to witness the enigma--you can only see the carving from the water. Make The Chandelier a part of your Paracas vacation plans using our Paracas trip planning website .
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  • Just about the only way to see the Chandelier is via a boat tour - and well worth it. The site is en route to the Islas Ballestas so you get the double treat of seeing all the wildlife.  more »
  • Not to be missed! Included in the visit to the Islands ballesta ... sarsbbe nice vedelo! But it seems bob is possible
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  • Fascinating site... aka the Candelabra. This inscription on the side of the mountain is understood to be between 30-50cm deep. Whilst the top layer is 'dust', underneath this layer of 'dust' is an anc...  more »

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