Posted by: Ali | April 29, 2010

Pachacamac

Today was Pachacamac, the biggest set of ruins within Lima city, incidentally one I have also never visited (it’s kinda out of the way).  It was really amusing though how many tour groups there were going through, on a Thursday.  Most of them were school groups.

Pachacamac was very eroded… however it was still really interesting to see how multicultural it was.  It was built by the Lima, like Huaca Pucllana, then invaded and used by the Wari, also like Huaca Pucllana.  Unlike Huaca Pucllana, however, when the Incas came and invaded they used it too!  So there are three distinct periods and styles of use and construction.

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  1. I love how this towers over the ocean. It must have been magnificent in its day.


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