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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  • Very interesting this chandelier. Huge, the only boat in the water .... fiquri willing to go down there and walk by the place that I don't know what to call the mountain, Hill, know lá...so I know it's very beautiful. The Peru and Rico of natural beauties.
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  • Not sure who did it, or how or exactly when. But the visual effect of this huge geóglifo drawn on a wall in the middle of the sea is impressive and enigmatic. Worth whole.
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  • Super, the Guide, was not hired through the hotel.regular.Interesante as ballestas Islands passage
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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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