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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. Plan your visit to The Chandelier and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Paracas tour planner.
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  • We visited The Chandelier as part of the trip to the Ballastas Islas and the speedboat spent about 10 minutes allowing the passengers to photograph the spectacle of the candelabra in the sand. It is r...  more »
  • Very beautiful and striking, demonstration of inca wit that is preserved in a natural way, you can see from the boat that goes to Ballestas Islands
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  • So interesting. It is quite an amazing thing, in the middle of nowhere. No one is sure who made it or why. The fact that it has been there for so long and is intact is amazing. So glad I saw it.  more »