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Pachacamac

Autopista Antigua Panamericana Sur km 31, Lima 16, Peru (San Isidro)
+51 1 4300168
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As featured in Daytrips from Lima
Ranked #27 of 131 attractions in Lima
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Traveler Description: Pachacamac (whose name means Lord of Earthquakes) is an archaeological citadel with strong sacred character, this place has original pre-Inca and... more »
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Hong Kong, China
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This place just take 30 minutes ride from Lima downtown. Another older historical remains. But it still require lots of recovering or restoration before the site can be more attractive when compared with Caral, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley that I visited before.

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Bedale
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Went with Lima Vision on this tour which would have benefitted with more time on site and less time swanning around Barranco to kill time. This is an impressive site quite close to Lima. It got off to a good start when I strayed slightly from the path by the museum to photograph the llamas during a comfort stop.Where are... More

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

it not far from Lima and very interesting . !!!! good guide, i cant remember the name but he waS very pacient. it was good

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Townsville, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I visited Pachacamac on a half-day tour operated by LimaVision. LimaVision runs two Pachacamac tours most days departing Lima at ~9:30 am and again at ~2:30 pm. The tour lasts about 3.5-4 hours, depending on traffic and the number of hotel transfers they have to accommodate. It is nice that they pick you up right at your hotel, you can... More

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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

My husband and I recently returned from a 17-night cruise that ended in Lima. Prior to our cruise, we arranged with Lima Daily Tours for a pick-up from the port of Callao to the JW Marriott hotel in Miraflores and an afternoon tour to the Pachacamac Ruins. Admission fees to the ruins were included. The level of service that was... More

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North Carolina
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83 reviews 83 reviews
31 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This is an amazing site about 20-30 minutes south of downtown Lima. The topography blew me away! I felt like I was in the Middle East. Sand is everywhere and this a very arid environment. These temples are amazing and well preserved thanks to to this environment. Enjoyed this vast area of history and climbed to the top of the... More

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North Arlington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Great archeological site, very interesting all the history in this site. Our guide Carmen was very great, she knew tons of history and information from these ruins and she had lots of patients with our picture taking. It's not that far from main Lima, it has a cafeteria on site and museum also. Great arts and crafts to buy right... More

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Lima, Peru
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119 reviews 119 reviews
36 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Huge religious and administrative pre-Hispanic center. Get a guide. You can drive in and between each part of the site which is a good idea unless you like long hot walks. Restoration is slow but they have been able to recover enough so that you get a good idea of what to must have been like. Small museum that has... More

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Athens GA
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172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This interesting complex of temples and pyramids is reminiscent of the Yucatan peninsula, but the structures at Pachacamac are composed of dried adobe bricks. These pyramids have sustained through time because of the remarkably arid conditions, as infrequent rains do not occur often enough to dissolve the bricks. Shifting sands deposited over time have covered much of the extensive grounds,... More

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Canada
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We came early in the morning and were impressed by the sheer scope of the place. We had a great tour guide who showed us the most important places. Even climbed to the the top of one temple. Saw several excavators at work. Did not realize that there so many Inca ruins in Peru.

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