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Pachacamac ancient city from Lima

Discover the archaeological complex of Pachacamac, one of the most important pre-Inca religious centres of the Peruvian coast. Dating from 200 AD, Pachacamac is made entirely out of clay and houses the giant pyramids of the sun and moon. This comprehensive sightseeing tour will give you an insight on the culture, history and architecture of both the Inca and pre-Inca people. r > It was the main destination for pilgrims in the coastal region and attracted worshippers from all over Peru. Extensive research and excavations, especially in the last couple of years, revealed much about the significance and history of Pachacamac. The on-site museum displays artefacts discovered at Pachacamac (ceramics, beautiful textiles and religious pieces) and at the same time explains the history and importance of the Ceremonial Centre of Pachacamac to visitors. At least three civilisations have used the site; it originally belonged to the Ichma culture although it was mostly built by the Wari and later dominated by the Incas. r > The sanctuary was where the god Pachacamac was worshipped. Pachacamac, which means ‘the one who animates the world’, was worshipped as the creator of the world but on the also feared as the god of fire and earthquakes. The religious centre, which houses several temples inside and was built by stone, remained untouched for centuries until the arrival of the Spaniards. r > Archaeologists have found thousands of mummies and numerous priceless artefacts at the site. Climb up the Temple of the Sun and enjoy the amazing view over the Pacific Ocean. Discover the archaeological complex of Pachacamac, one of the most important pre-Inca religious centres of the Peruvian coast. Dating from 200 AD, Pachacamac is made entirely out of clay and houses the giant pyramids of the sun and moon. This comprehensive sightseeing tour will give you an insight on the culture, history and architecture of both the Inca and pre-Inca people. r > It was the main destination for pilgrims in the coastal region and attracted worshippers from all o Meeting/pick-up point: Passengers will be collected at their respective hotels (located in Miraflores, San Isidro or Lima downtown). Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes approx. Start or opening time: Tuesday to Saturday from 9am. It is recommended that the latest departure time will be at 14:00 hours. Sunday only morning Languages: Spanish and English.