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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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  • On the visit to ballestas the first thing we saw was the candlestick: something inexplicable and majestic. A wonder
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  • only hypothesis for its history but all compelling. You can see it during the boat trip to the Ballestas Islands. Is very large and according to the guide is not redrawn or cleaned as per the Nazca lines. You are so consuming over time even if the winds and rain that side seem to be almost absent. Among the most compelling stories is that they are part of a system of Astral calendar in conjunction with Nazca, which was made by Martin who was a Masonic (has a triangle Center) or to represent the hallucinogenic cactus typical of this area.
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  • Best bang for your buck. My 6 year old loved the boat ride. We saw dolphins, penguins and sea lions. Of course the chandelier was on the way out. I think it's a scale with two choices in life, not a c...  more »

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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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