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Address: Autopista Antigua Panamericana Sur km 31 | Close to Lurin, Lima 16, Peru
Phone Number: +51 1 4300168
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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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30 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

amazing changes of landscape from the top you can see the shanty towns on one side the polo fields on the other and the ocian stretching out after that. also still evidence of human sacrifices.

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Cartago, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I hired a tour that picked me up at my hotel. I had a great time there. However, it is very hot at this time of the year. Bring water, hats and comfortable clothes. It was a very interesting place. They have a new museum where you can learn a lot. You can walk around a bit, and it is... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with high expectations about visiting Pachacamac, but I believe I got a little disappointed because the ruins are not as impressive as I thought they would be. Other than that the history of the place is great. At the beginning you will enter a building where you will get all the information you need. I love to walk,... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lift your eyes up from that little phone,tablet or whatever and gaze across the vast sandy undulations that partially cover the ziggurats of Pachacamac. It's worth the trip and more to comprehend the size and complexity of this site encapsulating four eras of Peruvian history,ending with the Inca Temple of the Sun, which must have been some sight. Looking over... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an enormous excavation. Fortunately it is possible to drive through much of it. The accompanying museum, which is relatively new, is quite interesting, and gives a good overview of what you are about to see.

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Midway, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This site is much older than Machu Picchu and if you see it first, you'll be impressed, otherwise it may be a disappointment

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While you can take a taxi to Pachacamac, it is quite a ways away from the city proper and once you're out there, there are no taxis to be hailed. The people at the ticket booth declined to help by calling me a taxi, so I had to beg a ride from other tourists! It is an interesting site, but... More 

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