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Address: Autopista Antigua Panamericana Sur km 31 | Close to Lurin, Lima 16, Peru
Phone Number: +51 1 4300168
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Now being considered as The Vatican of Quechua speaking nations before the Spaniards arrived.

In early 2016 a new museum opened in Pachacamac, a sanctuary visited by pre-hispanic pilgrims offering gifts to the gods. Its architecture reminds me of the museum at El Brujo... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In early 2016 a new museum opened in Pachacamac, a sanctuary visited by pre-hispanic pilgrims offering gifts to the gods. Its architecture reminds me of the museum at El Brujo, outside Trujillo, its concrete surfaces resembling the surrounding sand dunes. The exhibit does a pretty good job of describing the four nations that occupied Pachacamac over 1500 years, with descriptions... More 

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Beverly Hills, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The location and the historical significance is awesome. It is a simple 40 mins drive away from Lima. But, the tour guide was fairly disinterested. Understandably if you do this everyday, you can get bored with this. But, for the tourists, that becomes part of the memory... and this was not a good one. The guide was quite bored with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Thanks God the Spaniards left something for the future generations, they were interested in one thing only GOLD , this temple is dedicated to the Mother Earth, the PACHAMAMA, is being recently restore, you will feel the electricity , the magic and also if you pay attention maybe you will see and feel a presence.......

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's not centrally located, but if you have an afternoon or morning free, it's worth the half-day trip out there. Rich in history and amazing to be walking on such an old structure. There are some adorable llamas too!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm glad i went but it was not a must do if you're short on time. I was glad I wore hiking boots and wish i had brought more sun protection. It was very overcast and cold when i left my hotel but when i got there the sun was brutal and i got a pretty bad burn. It was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are so many historical sights to see in Lima and this is a great option for a morning or afternoon. There’s an interesting story behind this place so it’s worth getting a guide or do some Googling while you’re there to learn more from each sign that is around the place. You get some beautiful views at the top... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here for the afternoon from Miraflores. It took approximately 40 mins in a taxi. We were a group of colleagues and hired the taxi and guide and tickets which cost us around £23 each for the whole package. The site is huge. The day we visited the weather was cool however I would advise on a hot day to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The site of Pachacamac was impressive and it museum was very informative. It provided surprising information and brought great content to see the site introduced to me by Tintin's "Temple du soleil" written by Hergé in the late 1930s with minimal information on Peru. Absolutely loved the site, but surprised the Peruvians don't know much about Tintin's comic book released... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The site is massive and a visit to the museum is essential in order to understand what you are about to see. These are ruins that have not been rebuilt (thank God for that) so you have to mentally visualize what it would have been like. Impressive. If you don't want to do that, it is pretty much a very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed this archaeological site as it was quite different from other ones we visited in Peru. The site is easily accessible by public bus although there is a large parking area for those traveling independently. The ruins themselves are located on a large, sandy plot of land, so good shoes are strongly advised. It is also important to note... More 

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