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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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  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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
"bring water"
in 7 reviews
"well worth the trip"
in 7 reviews
"mud brick"
in 8 reviews
"modern museum"
in 4 reviews
"half day trip"
in 4 reviews
"inca empire"
in 8 reviews
"amazing ruins"
in 4 reviews
"machu picchu"
in 21 reviews
"lima area"
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"an english speaking guide"
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"tour guide"
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"take your time"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Much closer to Lima and less expensive than MP and can be done in half a day and provides a good introduction to the early life in Peru. I went with the local friendly Haku tours who are non-profit and give back to the poorer...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

My Husband & I did the paid walking tour, and found the Tour both Fun & Informative - We turned up at 10.30am, using our GPS from our Hotel - Approximately a 20 minute easy walk - The Staff quickly placed us in a tour...More

1  Thank Jul244
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

This is a large complex with both ruins and a museum. Very interesting, and great views of the ocean from the top of the ruins.

Thank mgizmo
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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Very important site historically. Very good museum with lots of fabulous pieces on display. Photos allowed without flash... but don't touch the glass! It's 3 miles (5kms) to walk the entire route on good paths which are dusty. Not the most spectacular ruins I've seen,...More

3  Thank MagicDawn
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Well worth the trip out of Lima Interesting site with a small museum. Good views from the top. Must have been amazing when it was occupied

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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

We visited Pachacamac before visiting Machu Picchu. The museum features artifacts from multiple periods and is a great foundation for understanding the various civilizations that make up the history of Peru. The site provides a great example of architecture and design of the period. It...More

1  Thank Maryam N
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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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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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