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  • Address: Pachacamac, Peru
  • Hours: Tue - Sun 9am - 4:30pm
  • Admission: Adults: 12 Nuevos Soles

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Pachacamac Itshma Temple

The closest archaeological site to Lima is Pachacamac, a pre-Inca collection of sand-blasted pyramid temples and palaces spanning 1,500 years. Over the centuries the now-ruined city developed into one of the Inca’s most important religious and administrative centers.

Though all that remains is largely the rubble of walls and stepped foundations rising from the surrounding dusty desert, there are excavations and reconstructions to see, including a rebuilt Inca complex called House of the Chosen Women.

The site was inhabited by the Huari people prior to 800 AD, and later by the Inca, who built their Temple to the sun on the main square. Itshma was the name given to the state surrounding Pachacamac and the religious ceremonial temples built to honor the coastal deity, Pacha Camac.

The site was inhabited until 1533, when it was destroyed by Spanish conquistador Pizarro.

The on-site museum helps explain the significance of Pachacamac’s ceremonial temples, and displays artifacts unearthed at the site.

Practical Info

Pachacamac is a 45-minute trip by bus from Lima, 40km (25 miles) away to the north.

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Temple of Pachacamac Half-Day Tour from Lima, Lima, null
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Temple of Pachacamac Half-Day Tour from Lima

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Join a half-day tour to the famous Pachacamac Temple, located only a short distance from Lima. Built by different leaders throughout the centuries and between ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.99
Half-Day Tour to Pachacamac Archaeological Site plus Barranco and Chorrillos, Lima, Half-day Tours
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Half-Day Tour to Pachacamac Archaeological Site plus Barranco and Chorrillos

Get a different experience on your stay in Lima, visiting the archaeological site of Pachacamac and the surrounding districts of Barranco and Chorrillos during ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.00
Private Tour: Pachacamac Archaeological Site Including Barranco District, Lima, Archaeology Tours
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Private Tour: Pachacamac Archaeological Site Including Barranco District

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Enjoy a guided tour of the archaeological site of Pachacamac from Lima. You will visit its main temples and then go to the Barranco district and admire the ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.00
Pachacmac Ruins Tour, El Paso Horse Show and Typical Dances from Lima, Lima, Archaeology Tours
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Pachacmac Ruins Tour, El Paso Horse Show and Typical Dances from Lima

This 6-hour tour will give you the opportunity to escape Lima for just a few hours and see the sights in south. This tour is the perfect mix of archaeological ...  Read more

Location: Lima District, Peru
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.00
Tour of Barranco, Chorrillos and Pachacamac from Lima, Lima, Day Trips
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Tour of Barranco, Chorrillos and Pachacamac from Lima

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Visit the district of Barranco, a vibrant corner of Lima. Explore the avenues and squares of what is undoubtedly Lima’s most enchanting neighborhood. ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $44.00
Day Trip to Pre-Inca Sites with Lunch from Lima, Lima, Half-day Tours
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Day Trip to Pre-Inca Sites with Lunch from Lima

Visit the Archaeological Sanctuary of Pachacamac along with the Temple of the Sun on this private 9-hour tour. Head to Los Ficus Farms to enjoy a homemade ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $128.00
Lima Full-Day Experience: Pachacamac, Historic Downtown and Magic Water Circuit, Lima, Day Trips
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Lima Full-Day Experience: Pachacamac, Historic Downtown and Magic Water Circuit

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Visit and experience the most important sites and attractions of the city of Lima on a full day tour. See Pachacamac, a Pre-Inca archaeological complex; drive ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $150.00
Local Artisans and Pachacamac Tour, Lima, Archaeology Tours
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Local Artisans and Pachacamac Tour

On this Pachacamac Tour, learn more about the fascinating pre-Inca and Inca history of Lima as well as present day Lima! The tour starts with a visit to the ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $99.00
Private Tour: Pachacamac Archaeological Center from Lima, Lima, Full-day Tours
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Private Tour: Pachacamac Archaeological Center from Lima

Join this 3-hour private tour of the archaeological site of Pachacamac, an important ceremonial temple for pre-Hispanic cultures in Peru. View the three ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $81.25
Full-Day Pachacamac Valley Mountain Biking from Lima, Lima, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Full-Day Pachacamac Valley Mountain Biking from Lima

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Enjoy 8-hours of mountain biking in the countryside around Lima. This is easy-to-moderate biking along the Pachacamac Valley while visiting interesting ...  Read more

Location: Lima, Peru
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.00

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