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Pachacamac

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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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Autopista Antigua Panamericana Sur km 31 | Close to Lurin, Lima 16, Peru
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This vast site provides a glance into Peruvian history. We learned that it was an important religious centre for pre-Incan indigenous people. The ruins are quite close to Lima and certainly worth taking a day trip to, preferably with a knowledgeable guide. Depending on how...More

2  Thank 53Shadrach
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't really sure what to expect visiting this place. I knew they were pre-Incan ruins, but wasn't sure how much was really intact. Well, there are a good portion of structures to see and one site is in the process of being restored so...More

Thank Alecia91401
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited with a tour guide,extensive site,great museum,and a fine example of pre Inca building but very dusty and at the time of year we visited really bleak. Recommended as a build up to Machu Picchu but not the other way around,you...More

Thank STEPHENK103
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful example of pre-Inca buildings. The museum shows pottery, quipus, some tapestries as well as a recreation of the temple and all its buildings. A video talks about each area of the city. Pictures show the people who founded this. Parts of...More

Thank kristinak27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The site is very extensive and very dusty particularly when we went in December. There were very few people at the site and we mainly had the place to ourselves. The view from the top was beautiful.

Thank FL T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A great example Huari engineering which flourished for 1,300 years until the Spanish invaded. This sanctuary was built in order to foresee the future and control the earths movements. The sanctuary was visited by thousands of people from all over Peru who came to seek...More

1  Thank Javier M
Reviewed 7 October 2018

You would think you are in Egypt, marvellous engineering of the Inca. We had an excellent guide took us over the museum, which is world class. Beautifully done. Then go outside, huge place, jus amazing at every step. About an hour to get there from...More

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 6 October 2018

This site is huge and it helps to have a guide with a great knowledge of civilisation and the Incas. The attached museum is worth the trip alone with all the relics that have survived for hundreds of years ! The Pyramids and the area...More

Thank DougoOz
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Visited this with Huku tours and I found it fascinating. In Peru the obvious place to Visit is Michu Picchu. That said this place is close to Lima, and obviously much cheaper to visit. There is a few different areas with the museum near the...More

Thank tigger2594
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Great views of the remains of temples and dwellings from the Inca period...its a drive from Miraflores and its hot and dusty but the walk to the top, while a hike is worth the views

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dsalm0n
6 September 2017|
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Response from jillthursby | Reviewed this property |
I took an uber to and from Pachacamac. It was about s/60 from Miraflores. I also got my guide when I arrived, there were several waiting for groups. I think we paid s/25 for a guided tour for 4, which was very reasonable.
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Ivo T
27 August 2016|
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Response from 40luis | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are some guides in the entrance museum, prices are aceptable however, ask what is the scope of his work, due that if you don't close it at first, it could made you half way guided... Take a hut and some water with... More
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4 February 2015|
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Response from TimothyScanlon | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend hiring a tour guide who can provide transportation and a narrative so you know what you're seeing. It's not expensive and definitely worth it.
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