Los Paredones

Los Paredones, Nazca

Los Paredones
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Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Vitalijus88
By Vitalijus88
Small miracle
Mar 2019
Once you are in Nazca, you can easily visit Los Paredones just simply walking from town centre. The way I did: I left my hotel (El Nopal) around 10 am and went to Antonini museum. Entrance 15 soles. Interesting museum. Lots of artifacts and you have to see it. Probably after 1h I left and went to Los Paredones. Nice and easy walk. Took me maybe 30 min. In Los Paredones you buy ticket (10 soles). Ticket allows you to visit also Telar de Buena Fe, Aqueducts and Lineas de Cantalloc Telar. Pay attention when you buy a ticket, you can see lots of pottery shards in ticketing office on windowsill. Salesperson is very friendly, polite and will allow you to look at them. Site is beautiful and doesn't take much time to explore it. Yes, there isn't much left of it but still amazing. From Los Paredones by the main highway you can move to Telar de Buena Fe. I had maps.me so it helped me to cut corners and from main highway went via houses and small streets. For me it was safe. Took around 30min. From Telar de Buena Fe you come back to main highway and you move further. Don't be afraid. Everyone is doing it and I met one nice backpacker girl on the way :) From Telar de Buena Fe to Aqueducts around 30min walking too. There will be a sign on a highway on left side and it will be a straight sandy road. Don't turn too early as you will walk into a local house/farm (what I did). Locals are very friendly and offered food, drink (I kindly refused). Lots of puppies there. Owner pointed correct way to reach Aqueducts. From Aqueducts you come back to highway and if you go a bit further, you will reach Lineas de Cantalloc Telar. To come back, you need to go by the highway all the way back or you can stop a taxi on the way. Sometimes they are passing. Don't know the prices. Two important things: hat and plenty of water. It is very hot and nowhere to hide from the sun. In other words, it was a half day walk for me. Stopped, ate on the way, saw lots of pottery shards on the way (it is illegal to collect them), took my time to enjoy view on nearby hill. Hope it helps someone to organize day in Nazca.

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Vitalijus88
London, UK185 contributions
Small miracle
Mar 2019 • Solo
Once you are in Nazca, you can easily visit Los Paredones just simply walking from town centre.
The way I did:
I left my hotel (El Nopal) around 10 am and went to Antonini museum. Entrance 15 soles. Interesting museum. Lots of artifacts and you have to see it. Probably after 1h I left and went to Los Paredones. Nice and easy walk. Took me maybe 30 min. In Los Paredones you buy ticket (10 soles). Ticket allows you to visit also Telar de Buena Fe, Aqueducts and Lineas de Cantalloc Telar. Pay attention when you buy a ticket, you can see lots of pottery shards in ticketing office on windowsill. Salesperson is very friendly, polite and will allow you to look at them.
Site is beautiful and doesn't take much time to explore it. Yes, there isn't much left of it but still amazing. From Los Paredones by the main highway you can move to Telar de Buena Fe. I had maps.me so it helped me to cut corners and from main highway went via houses and small streets. For me it was safe. Took around 30min.
From Telar de Buena Fe you come back to main highway and you move further. Don't be afraid. Everyone is doing it and I met one nice backpacker girl on the way :) From Telar de Buena Fe to Aqueducts around 30min walking too. There will be a sign on a highway on left side and it will be a straight sandy road. Don't turn too early as you will walk into a local house/farm (what I did). Locals are very friendly and offered food, drink (I kindly refused). Lots of puppies there. Owner pointed correct way to reach Aqueducts. From Aqueducts you come back to highway and if you go a bit further, you will reach Lineas de Cantalloc Telar. To come back, you need to go by the highway all the way back or you can stop a taxi on the way. Sometimes they are passing. Don't know the prices.
Two important things: hat and plenty of water. It is very hot and nowhere to hide from the sun.
In other words, it was a half day walk for me. Stopped, ate on the way, saw lots of pottery shards on the way (it is illegal to collect them), took my time to enjoy view on nearby hill.
Hope it helps someone to organize day in Nazca.
Written April 24, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kelly K
Estero, FL38 contributions
Close to city center.
Nov 2018 • Solo
This is worth the visit. Los Paredones are falling down more than other ruins since they were built from adobe but there is plenty to see. You can walk up through the ruins and there are good views and photo opportunities.
Written November 14, 2018
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Tom B
Atlanta, GA200 contributions
Small Inca site worth visiting if in Nazca
Oct 2018 • Couples
This is either a longish walk from the main square or a quick 3 Soles taxi ride.
When we went we were the only people there and the guy at the gate was very helpful (let us leave our day packs in his office when we toured the site).
The ticket included the aqueduct, which we didn’t have time to visit, unfortunately.
The site ir small, but interesting because it was a different construction style from the Inca sites in Cusco & Machu Picchu and you got good views across Nazca.
Written October 21, 2018
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llchalson
Perth27 contributions
Undergoing restoration
Jul 2018 • Solo
In town so not an effort to visit. There is no entry as restoration is underway so you cannot see much except walk around the out side. Don't worry if you miss it but your contribution will assist in the restoration.
Written August 7, 2018
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Stevenage, UK1,755 contributions
Up close and well worth the visit
Apr 2018 • Couples
Up close and personal to one area of the lines, showing the construction within the arid landscape that have enabled them to service through the centuries. Stones were removed and used to define the edge of the line, with the area in between swept clean for a depth of 2 or 3 cm, exposing the subsurface. Whilst this sounds simple the size, geometric shapes and pure expanse covered in the features formed is staggering. All this constructed in an arid landscape devoid of water.
Written April 22, 2018
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Jeff E
Cupar, UK318 contributions
A closer view of one of the Nazca Lines
Nov 2017 • Business
This particular site gives you a close up view of what the lines look like on the ground. The trip seems to be included along with the Cantalloc Aqueduct, El Telar, Las Aguas and the buildings at Paradones.
Written November 19, 2017
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amaurimattos
Macae, Brazil71 contributions
Small but interesting
Sep 2017 • Solo
Ruins of the administrative center of the Incas located next to the city of Nazca. Small but interesting. It's worth visiting. You can go walking (approximately 1500 m from the Plaza de Armas) or hiring a tour. Buying the Boleto Turistico (10 Soles) you can visit the ruins of Paredones, Aqueduct of Cantalloc, Las Agujas and El Telar.
Written September 26, 2017
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Nancy s
Toronto, Canada542 contributions
See it if time permits
Jun 2017 • Couples
The Paredones is a small Inca site, (the administrative centre for Nazca) There are no guides here, just some unrestored, perhaps not even fully excavated ruins. It is very near to town you can walk there in 15 mins or less, and it does not take long to walk the short marked path. Just bring sun protection and water. The cheap 10 soles price includes the aqueducts and two other minor places as well. While the ruins themselves were not spectacular we were lucky enough to see some burrowing owls, that alone made the diversion worth it! Keep your eyes open to see them perched on rocks on the hillside. If you have a little spare time then go to see Los Paredones, if you don't, then it isn't a huge loss to miss it.
Written June 25, 2017
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Ricardo B
Miami, FL2,968 contributions
Not bad but there are better sights
Jun 2017 • Solo
If it would not be because the big amount of very interesting sights around Nazca I probably would be a bit more positive about this site, but in compare with the other sights this is limited and not much to see. Nevertheless as it is very closed to the city it is interesting to see as part of a wider tour
Written June 11, 2017
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matt h
Winchester, TN212 contributions
well worth seeing.
Jan 2017 • Friends
Very interesting ruins right on the edge of Nazca. They're not very big, could easy walk them in about 20 minutes, but we spent over an hour, just enjoying the excellent overlooks of Nazca and taking our time, there was nobody else there and had a nice cooling breeze. As with other sites in the area, lots of pottery laying around.

Getting there is very easy, just hop in a taxi, and it's right on a decent road so easy to flag a raxi when you're done. The entry fee includes other local sights like the Aqueducts.
Written January 20, 2017
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