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“Aqueduct Nasca” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cantalloc Aqueduct

Cantalloc Aqueduct
Ranked #3 of 31 things to do in Nazca
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: An ingenious system of stone aqueducts built by the people of Nasca in ancients times is still functioning and used by local farmers for irrigation.
Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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“Aqueduct Nasca”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

First,the Nasca civilization is prior to the Incas so the enginiering skills were developed to survive in the desert.Mostly of the clues are around Nasca territory and upper mountains of Nasca and Lucanas(Ayacucho) where there are still comunities living with wisdom about how to protect water,seeds,road without modern technology.The aqueducts still work all year long even when rivers are dry for several months,the majority are destroyed due to low education,not jobs or programms to improve agriculture or farming,corruption by local authorities,monopoly by some archaeologists to make their bussiness with tourist agencies and hotels and the title of the land that should be by the goverment hold but it is still under local oligarchs have taken over many of them long time ago.The real understanding of those and use can be explain but people that work the land without modern techniques,usually farmers from the upper mountains and mostly of them speak Quechua but u never know.

Visited November 2012
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Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
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“Really interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

About 30 minutes walk from Museo Antonini, 50 minutes back to centre of Nazca. 10 soles entrance fee by the barrier (but if you go through the riverbed and enter from the other side you should avoid the fee). The visit takes about 45 minut, we didn't have any guide (and to be honest I don't have any idea where to take one) which is maybe shame. Interesting piece of ancient engineering, worth to see if you have 2-3 hours spare.

Visited August 2013
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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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“Fascinating, and they still work!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

This is well worth a visit for the hour or so it will take. Get a guide to tell you how they were built and why they have the access points (some of which are built as spirals). Then you can marvel at them still working after all this time.

Visited July 2013
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Chatham, Kent, Uk
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“Very interesting!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

Great to visit a number of aquaducts with increasingly large spiral walkways dow to the water level. Many, many hundreds of years old and still functioning today!

Visited July 2013
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Karlovac, Croatia
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“Exciting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

This place was very special to me, probably I am one of the very few who enjoyed this site much more than the Nazca lines ( they were to me quite a disappointment and over commercialized).
It's amazing to see the old piece of architecture still working and being so well preserved. I felt there like a child, enthusiastically climbing up and down the wells, truly enjoying and admiring this amazing works. It is very near Nazca and is absolutely worth to hire a taxi and to visit.

Visited August 2012
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