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Pachacamac

Autopista Antigua Panamericana Sur km 31 | Close to Lurin, Lima 16, Peru
+51 1 3215606
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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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"archaeological site"
in 24 reviews
"sun temple"
in 9 reviews
"vast area"
in 5 reviews
"large site"
in 9 reviews
"del sol"
in 7 reviews
"half day trip"
in 4 reviews
"well worth the trip"
in 7 reviews
"mud brick"
in 8 reviews
"modern museum"
in 4 reviews
"inca empire"
in 8 reviews
"peruvian government"
in 4 reviews
"machu picchu"
in 21 reviews
"tour guide"
in 18 reviews
"an english speaking guide"
in 7 reviews
"lima area"
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"ancient ruins"
in 5 reviews
"take your time"
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Reviewed yesterday

Pachacamac makes a great intro to Peruvian history and ruins. Suggest visiting here before you head to Cusco, MP and the sacred valley as after those, you will have learned what there is to know and here could be a little disappointing. Great cake at...More

Thank Liz R
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The museum entrance is about $5 US dollars. The museum of artifacts discovered is small, but the terrain for the archaeological site is huge for exploring. The museum has artifacts that are well preserved with lots of historical information. The archaeological site is rural, so...More

Thank Jessica A
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The site was first settled around A.D. 200 and was named after the "Earth Maker" creator god Pacha Kamaq. The site flourished for about 1,300 years until the Spanish invaded. Pachacamac covers about 600 hectares of land. The god Pachacámac, indigenous to the central coast,...More

Thank Bob H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure you visit this area to get a basic understanding for the Inca culture. Our driver would drive to different areas and then let us wander around.

Thank Laura A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can easily uber here and back again from Lima. I had no trouble calling an uber from the site back to Lima unlike some other reviews here. It’s all walkable for those with basic to moderate fitness. A tour guide might have been nice...More

Thank Johnno70
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My adult kids & I took an Uber taxi to Pachacamac. We asked how much it would cost for him to wait, & return us to Miraflores. We paid 120soles. My daughter was able to use her Spanish student card to gain student discount. The...More

Thank Anne D
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

This is a very important site to visit because it is a view into the life of the People of Peru before the Inca Empire was established. The site dates back to 200 CE and is named after Pacha Kamaq, the "creator god." The site...More

Thank geotech522
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

What the locals thought was a hill turned out to be a pyramid and many adjacent buildings all made of mud brick. I mean millions of mud bricks! The people who built here were the Limas where we get the name of the city. The...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Any tourist who stays in Lima at least couple days have to visit the Pachacamac Archaeological Park. I would recommend to take the guided bus tour. You need the bus/shuttle not just get there, but also to travel from one site of the park to...More

Thank Joseph K
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

I visited the place with some Peruvian friends, and they explain many things and told me many historical info about it. This used to be a special meeting place for the Inca kings and their women, and there are a lot of sections and areas...More

Thank STEVE M
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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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kara0kekid
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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