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Address: Autopista Antigua Panamericana Sur km 31 | Close to Lurin, Lima 16, Peru
Phone Number: +51 1 4300168
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Description: Located only 31 kilometers from Lima, these ancient ruins are all that...
Located only 31 kilometers from Lima, these ancient ruins are all that remain of an important religious center that was constructed more than 1,000 years before the Inca Empire.
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We visited Pachacamac as part of an all-day Lima tour. It was combined with the city tour. I had never heard of this site, and figured, why not. This was a pre-Inca site... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We visited Pachacamac as part of an all-day Lima tour. It was combined with the city tour. I had never heard of this site, and figured, why not. This was a pre-Inca site practically in a desert about 30 minutes’ drive from Lima. It is still being uncovered, but there are several buildings/temples available for touring. Unlike Inca sites that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you have the time and want to get out of the city then a trip to these recently discovered ruins are in order. While the sites are still an ongoing work in progress with restoration on going, the various temples and pyramids are interesting. I highly recommend going in a prearranged tour. On the drive there you truly appreciate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

There was so much history in this place! It is absolutely worth visiting! There is quite a bit of walking, so def wear shoes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The ancient pre Inca site is to the south of Lima. One minute we were passing through a city, the next in a desert. The ruins involve the layout of the ancient city with palaces, temples, houses etc and its excavation is still work in progress. It is very dry and dusty (Lima has very little rain) but quiet considering... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This was brilliant and worth the drive out of Lima. I had a Peruvian guide that spoke amazing English and was so knowledgeable about the site. It was so fascinating and was one of the best days I had. Outstanding.

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Sedalia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Pachacamac is definitely a "must see" . The view is spectacular. I saw my first pyramid(which was very exciting!). The museum is very nice, the exhibits are accompanied by both Spanish and English descriptions which makes it much easier to appreciate the rich history of the ruins.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

A sprawling site which is in the midst of development e.g. creating new museum building. An odd mixture of people walking site and cars/coaches which coexist in same dusty roads in desert like landscape. I was left with a feeling that the site has much to offer but the Peruvians have yet to extract and present it in a manner... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The site is very large and interesting. There are nice views of the ocean and farm land from the top of the pyramid. It's very dusty and there's a bit of a walk to get up the tallest pyramid, but nothing too challenging. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Unfortunately there are some large sections that are rebuilt, but I guess... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Best to go with a guide, we had one and it really enhanced the experience. Otherwise you're not really sure what you are looking at, plus all the signs were in Spanish (which we didn't speak). A vehicle is best to drive through and then walk around, otherwise it's a long tiring visit. The temple of the Sun is great,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Pachacamac is one of those sites you have to go only if you are interested in ancient cultures and their way of living. The Ruins are only partially showing, as most of the archeological work is still pending, but the stories are interesting and the view of the ocean is priceless!

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Address: Autopista Antigua Panamericana Sur km 31 | Close to Lurin, Lima 16, Peru
Phone Number: +51 1 4300168
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima

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