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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  • October 6, 2017
    This was the first large structure of its kind that I saw in Peru, I couldn't believe the scale of it at first. I'm amazed at the design and perfect execution of this art piece.  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    We were taken to this as part of the island trip. We had a sunny and calm day so viewing was great. A must see.  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    The image will remind you of the Nazca lines as it is from an engraving in stone that no one knows because it was or when it became. The enclave is wonderful and is usually visit before reaching the Islands crossbow. Somehow resembles the giant of Atacama
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A beach resort town located close to a national park and several islands, Paracas benefits from a set of accommodations that suit the diverse tastes of its many visitors. Options both luxury and basic sit on the edge of the main coastal road, offering extensive views of the water and additional facilities, including pools, spas, and onsite restaurants. Move farther from the water to find budget-friendly guesthouses, offering comfortable rooms but few amenities. To the south, a cluster of eco-lodges and resorts mark the entrance to the national park, and make good use of the additional space just outside of the main town.
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