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Pachacamac

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Address: Autopista Antigua Panamericana Sur km 31 | Close to Lurin, Lima 16, Peru
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+51 1 4300168
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09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Temple of Pachacamac Half-Day Tour from Lima
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Local Artisans and Pachacamac Tour
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Private Tour: Pachacamac Archaeological Site Including Barranco District

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Interesting glimpse into the pre Inca civilization

If you are interested in history and ruins, then you should not miss this one. I have been lucky to view many ruins, and really can't get enough of seeing every new one I can see.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Kerrville, Texas
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Kerrville, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are interested in history and ruins, then you should not miss this one. I have been lucky to view many ruins, and really can't get enough of seeing every new one I can see.

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Tahoe City, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Someone recommended this tourist destination to us. We were in Lima for 3 days and arranged to spend half of one of those days by taking a tour to Pachacamac. The drive out takes a bit of time. Pachacamac is located at the extreme south of the Lima city boundary. The sight does have a museum at the entrance. We... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful places I have ever seen, My advice wear comfortable shoes, use sunblock and caps. Visited january 2016

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Orpington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the moat important pre-Inca religious site in coastal Peru. The original settlement occupies a vast site on a low sand-hill overlooking the ocean. There is also a reconstruction of the Templo de las Virgines. A vast area which we travelled through by coach. Large school parties also visiting. Encroachment of "settlements" by highland Peruvians starting to encroach within... More 

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Nazareth, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Pachacamac and go as often as I can. Since I was there last they have opened a new museum and it is a fine way to start a tour of the site. I was with a group of students this trip and had less time there than I have in the past when I have gone alone, but... More 

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Carmarthenshire, Wales
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a day trip here on Mirabus for 75 soles. Amazing value for a interesting Inca site. Very knowledgable guide and a must see. Thanks Mirabus.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

If you are into paragliding, you should really visit this place. It is a nice area, totally different than Lima.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Cons: We were disappointed. There is a lot to see in Pachacamac only they don't let you see it anymore. You are allowed to walk on the roads and for two locations, walk around the outside of the structures. My understanding is that they used to let tourists inside of the pyramids but it is no longer allowed. Thus, you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The museo building is complete but the site is still under construction as they continue to uncover more in and around Temple del Sol. A great example of an Incan Temple Complex overlooking the Pacific ocean.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

For a crash course in pre-colonial history this museum can't be beat. The museum itself is new and well laid out with exhibits written in Spanish and English. Be prepared to walk outside to see the vast area the property covers. Bring water, sunscreen and a hat.

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