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Address: Autopista Antigua Panamericana Sur km 31 | Close to Lurin, Lima 16, Peru
Phone Number:
+51 1 4300168
09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Pachacamac Adventure!!

After a long walk, visitors arrive at the ruins of Pachacamac. If you love culture and learning, then this is the place for you! There are beautiful views of scenery, ancient... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

After a long walk, visitors arrive at the ruins of Pachacamac. If you love culture and learning, then this is the place for you! There are beautiful views of scenery, ancient ruins, and the ocean! Our guides were friendly and knowledgeable and they spoke to us in Spanish and some English. We couldn't drink the water along the path, so... More 

Thank barbaraj0379
Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a fortress and historical temple made by a pre Inca culture. There you have a site museum and you can do long walks. It is in the weather the weather is hot in the summer and in the winter slightly cold, reaching 14 degrees centigrade

Thank murdochl
Lima, Peru
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51 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was here almost 40 years ago when I did my archeology course, last year a top museum opened and it's small but world class. Also shows the great disrespect from Spanish conquest compared to other occupations as Ottoman in the Balkan area. On a side note, the museum shop has nice replicas and the cafeteria is well assorted.

Thank Farid_Matuk
Temecula, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I tried to pack in as much as I could and this was worth a visit. It is huge much bigger than I thought. I could have done with more time. The tour I took had a great guide with such a wealth of knowledge. The site is not too strenuout to visit. It is quite a distance out of... More 

Thank vintagechina
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a nice place, where you travel back in time. Very big area, telling you about the history of four peoples inhabitating the area at different times: lima, wari, ychma and inca. It's also very different from the ruins you find in Cusco. It was a bit disappointing to me that there are only a few paths allowed to walk... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a wonderful time visiting Pachacamac, an historic site just south of Lima. The site was used but at least four pre-columbian cultures. It is a vast area and from a distance looks like a a desert. As you get closer you can see the distinct shapes of buildings. The site has had ongoing excavations for a hundred years... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We travelled from Jesús Maria to Pachacamac by public bus. One hour and only 3.5 soles pp. You will need a guide once there as there is little information on the outside ruins (nether spanish or English ) It's so hot ..you will need a hat ! The museum is only 1 year old. It's bright, clean and simple but... More 

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Alameda, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The story behind this place is interesting but there are no ruins you can actually enter. That is, no ancient structures you can actually walk into. What remains of the original construction doesn't really give you a great sense of what was there before. Much of the place is a large dusty field. However, the artifacts in the museum were... More 

Thank Doctor G
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was part of a family group that spent most of an afternoon at Pachacamac learning about ancient Peruvian history. This site offers a museum that provides historic timelines to accompany recovered relics. It is also possible to tour the site, but this is best done by vehicle because of the extremely large area. One of the main areas of... More 

Thank Susan C
Canada, Kentucky
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This construction involves a lot of history. In our trip to Lima we ended up in this places and we do not regret! The only thing that i didn't like was that it was a long long way from our hotel. However, it was a nice visit.

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