TOURIST INFORMATION OF NAZCA

Location:

Central coast, 588 m.a.s.l.
At 460 km. From Lima, 6 hours in Bus of route.

Distances:
135 Km. (84 miles) from ICA
205 Km. (127.4 miles) from PARACAS
566 Km. (352 miles) from AREQUIPA

Population: 19,661 habitants

Weather : It has a hot weather during all the year.

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Visit Nazca will allow you be witness of the amazing works of the Peruvian man through the years and also of the imposing works of the Precolombian cultures. In the Nazca territory where between the II a.c and VII b.c centuries flourished the Nazca Culture known by its systems of irrigation and spectacular textiles but mostly because of its enigmatic lines.

The tourism in this area is related directly with the nasca lines and with the archeological complex , the City has comfortable hotels and restaurants , easy access by land from Lima, Ica or Arequipa and one small airport from where departs the small planes to visit Nazca Lines.

VISITING NAZCA :

NAZCA LINES :  

Declared World Patrimony by UNESCO. The people of Nazca (200 B.C. – 900 A.C.).This is an amazing series of figures in the ground of the dessert known as the Nazca Lines.

The Nasca, as we suppose, they could’t not know the flight but how then this figures were designed? What technology they used? And perhaps more important for whom this figures were put there?

There are many theories that have arisen of this mysteries engravings – since the theory that suggest us that the Nazca lines were used as runways for extraterrestrial beings until the theory that see this lines as a gigantic seismograph as Maria Reiche said, German investigator who dedicated all her life to the study of this lines since 1940 until 1998, or perhaps it is a monumental astronomical calendar whose figures marked the different periods or solar phases.

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PAREDONES : Archeological Inca Center located at 2 Km. (1.24 miles) to the east of Nazca. Constructions of Main squares, deposits, fortress, and ceremonial center.

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CHAUCHILLA :  

Pre-Inca Cementery in which the plunderers of Tombs, los huaqueros, had let opens some tombs in which we can appreciate the remains of the ancient’s habitants. It is located at 28 Km. (17.4 miles) at the south of Nazca.

AQUEDUCTS OF NAZCA :  

Archeological Remains of the Nazca culture show us the high develop reached in the hydraulic engineering, complex of underground aqueducts and channels.

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CAHUACHI CEREMONIAL CENTER :    

To 30 Km. of Nazca city (30 minutes) collections of pyramids made of adobe (blocks of clay) built by The Nazcas; it’s distinguished the patio and an extensive terrace with covering precincts, on the tops of the greater temples, were found large rooms with tens of columns. The majority of these pyramids were abandoned during the V and VI centuries B.C. The group of archaeologists who works in Cahuachi discovered in 1998 a deposit of 200 textiles, several of which one were painted by hand, a peculiarity inside the culture Nazca, until now only textiles embroidered were known.

Besides, they have found more than twenty heads of children and adults, belonging to the same community, offered to their God. All reminds which have been found in the zone of tombs are exposed in the didactic museum Antonini