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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  • I went with my friends and loved the experience, we recommended it 100%. We suggest you go fasting so that you do not get dizzy as you will be on a yacht and go around a lot! Some are simpler than others.
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  • It is a candelabre-shaped geoglyph on the mountain. It is not known who built it or its meaning.
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  • The best (and probably the only) way to see the Candelabra is from the side of the ocean, while on the way to the Ballestas Islands. There are many speculations as to who and when created the geoglyph...  more »
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