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Candelabro

Address: Ballestas Islands | Paracas National Reserve, Peru
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Ranked #458 of 656 Attractions in Peru
Type: Mysterious Sites, Geologic Formations, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Resembling a candelabra or a stylized cactus, this drawing is scratched against the highest point...
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Type: Mysterious Sites, Geologic Formations, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Resembling a candelabra or a stylized cactus, this drawing is scratched against the highest point of a cliff face overlooking the bay.
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

You get a brilliant view of the Candelabro on boat tours to the Ballestas Islands. All the boats stop here for a photo stop and guides will tell you all the theories about who drew it. Facts are it dates to around 200 BC and is almost 600 ft tall. Most popular theory is that aliens are responsible and that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Very mysterious as no one knows exactly what it is there for. It was misty when we went so not a great view of it but still you have to see it when in the area. It is amazing to see it there on the hillside as it really is in the middle of nowhere. Marvellous.

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