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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 our trip to the islas ballesteros to see the penguins, we passed by the candelabra which has intrigued scientists the world over. how long has it been here, who made it, why does it still remain in...  more »
  • The whole of the Paracas trip to visit The area is a must and this huge figure carved in the mountain in a depth of 50 centimetres and it is huge and so impressive specially after a humid day. Nobody ...  more »
  • One can see the image from the boat and unlike the plane ride over Nasca, once could take a lot of pictures as as opposed to point and shoot on the Nasca flight.  more »